Anthony Johnson Explains Retirement, Why He Likes Marijuana, Who Wins Cormier vs Jones 2 + More!

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MMA H.E.A.T.’s Wade Eck caught up with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson backstage at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Rumble talks about retirement, the reason he’ll never return to MMA, his new marijuana business, who will win the Cormier vs Jones rematch + more!

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200 Comments on "Anthony Johnson Explains Retirement, Why He Likes Marijuana, Who Wins Cormier vs Jones 2 + More!"

  1. I'm from Georgia Rumble is from Georgia and there's nothin I love more than seein my fellow statesmen doin well. Now if Georgia would get it's shit together and legalize marijuana already then Rumble could set up shop here. Keep up the good work man. Ill always be rootin for you

  2. I'm from Georgia Rumble is from Georgia and there's nothin I love more than seein my fellow statesmen doin well. Now if Georgia would get it's shit together and legalize marijuana already then Rumble could set up shop here. Keep up the good work man. Ill always be rootin for you

  3. now this black guy is class! this black guy is intelligent, this black man is and was an amazing fighter/athlete, this great "man"… wants to help people, I'm an even greater fan now! but Anthony is still one ugly fuka! Take a leave from this man's book, learn from him!

  4. now this black guy is class! this black guy is intelligent, this black man is and was an amazing fighter/athlete, this great "man"… wants to help people, I'm an even greater fan now! but Anthony is still one ugly fuka! Take a leave from this man's book, learn from him!

    • Lawrence Fishberg How is strange. Amazing fighter, very respectful and a humble guy. And not forgetting one of the most entertaining fighters from Welter weight to Light heavyweight to ever enter the octagon. Now retired on his own terms and investing his money on businesses. So how is he strange??

    • Lawrence Fishberg How is strange. Amazing fighter, very respectful and a humble guy. And not forgetting one of the most entertaining fighters from Welter weight to Light heavyweight to ever enter the octagon. Now retired on his own terms and investing his money on businesses. So how is he strange??

  5. I love this guy! I literally love this guy!!! He is a very great person, humble and not a fake personnality! He is no like tyrun woodley a pathetic raciste, he support a white guy Ozdemir.
    I allways don't understand why a retirement when he could fight Jon Jones (the fight everybody want to see!!!!) for the title fight!!!
    He is a phenomenal athlete with crazy power! Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is probably the greatest knockout artiste in ufc History!!! He beat the best of the best by domination or by brutal ko/tko like Phil Davis, Little Nog, Ryan Bader, Jimmy Manuwa, Alexander Gustafsson!!!
    He allways been humble (in lose and in Victory), allways smyle and class dude. He can knockout 90% of male on the planet and stay one of the most humble guy, he is the definition of a Mixed Martial Artiste!

    P.S : Wow, he took lot of weight!

  6. I love this guy! I literally love this guy!!! He is a very great person, humble and not a fake personnality! He is no like tyrun woodley a pathetic raciste, he support a white guy Ozdemir.
    I allways don't understand why a retirement when he could fight Jon Jones (the fight everybody want to see!!!!) for the title fight!!!
    He is a phenomenal athlete with crazy power! Anthony "Rumble" Johnson is probably the greatest knockout artiste in ufc History!!! He beat the best of the best by domination or by brutal ko/tko like Phil Davis, Little Nog, Ryan Bader, Jimmy Manuwa, Alexander Gustafsson!!!
    He allways been humble (in lose and in Victory), allways smyle and class dude. He can knockout 90% of male on the planet and stay one of the most humble guy, he is the definition of a Mixed Martial Artiste!

    P.S : Wow, he took lot of weight!

  7. Medical marijuana. I'm Canadian, in 1999 I broke my back in two places after bike accident. My T12 and L1 vertebrae were broke, the T12 needed to replaced from bone grafted from my hip bone. They were set into place with Harrington rods (google it). I was paralyzed and regained some feeling and movement in my legs. My legs below the knee were completely paralyzed, and in the upper legs I was paralyzed on the back of my legs up to my waist. The paralysis caused my foot to deform and twist. I did however learn how to walk over time on them, and even returned to work. Over 8 years of walking my feet had developed chronic ulcers which led to a lower leg amputation of my right leg. 3 years later I lost my left leg to amputation. I have suffered from chronic pain since 1999, and I use marijuana. I have not used traditional painkillers throughout this entire time. I am able to ease my pain with 10 grams of marijuana a month. I am living testament to the benefits of medical marijuana. Throughout this process my doctor has been harassed by people in my community, and has had his livelihood threatened. I have been opioids countless times by doctors. I am glad I am not addicted to OxyContin.

    • Adah BombDon im not a smoker myself. Not that i havnt done it back in the days. Anyhow. Its not some marijuana junkie propaganda. But for some people it does work as pain relief. And as i said before. All painkillers are drugs. Some thats been approved by the" society/doctors" but many of the heavy stuff. Really messes things up in the long run. Mental issues. Hard addictions. Marijuana is almost as good but the side effects are less bad. Its easier live your ordinary life when you dont feel like youre in some hazy cloud making it really hard to even think. Funny thing, when your under chronic pain. You dont even get high" unless you overdose" you just feel normal. With ease of pain. And living under constant pain. Is a bitch. It takes over everything. And usually youll have personality change. Hard to cope with life, wife, easily losing temper with your children, even tho you know that you isnt that person.Just read some before stating stuff you dont have any insight in. For example do you remember you last time you had severe toothache. Its hard to do or think anything without that pain interupting everything.cant eat, cant sleep, cant enjoy a movie. Its hard to think or enjoy anything. Imaging going with that pain 24/7 365 days a year and it has no thought of leaving you alone not even a second. And maybe you can have some understanding. Keep it cool, and read some 🙂

  8. Medical marijuana. I'm Canadian, in 1999 I broke my back in two places after bike accident. My T12 and L1 vertebrae were broke, the T12 needed to replaced from bone grafted from my hip bone. They were set into place with Harrington rods (google it). I was paralyzed and regained some feeling and movement in my legs. My legs below the knee were completely paralyzed, and in the upper legs I was paralyzed on the back of my legs up to my waist. The paralysis caused my foot to deform and twist. I did however learn how to walk over time on them, and even returned to work. Over 8 years of walking my feet had developed chronic ulcers which led to a lower leg amputation of my right leg. 3 years later I lost my left leg to amputation. I have suffered from chronic pain since 1999, and I use marijuana. I have not used traditional painkillers throughout this entire time. I am able to ease my pain with 10 grams of marijuana a month. I am living testament to the benefits of medical marijuana. Throughout this process my doctor has been harassed by people in my community, and has had his livelihood threatened. I have been opioids countless times by doctors. I am glad I am not addicted to OxyContin.

    • Adah BombDon im not a smoker myself. Not that i havnt done it back in the days. Anyhow. Its not some marijuana junkie propaganda. But for some people it does work as pain relief. And as i said before. All painkillers are drugs. Some thats been approved by the" society/doctors" but many of the heavy stuff. Really messes things up in the long run. Mental issues. Hard addictions. Marijuana is almost as good but the side effects are less bad. Its easier live your ordinary life when you dont feel like youre in some hazy cloud making it really hard to even think. Funny thing, when your under chronic pain. You dont even get high" unless you overdose" you just feel normal. With ease of pain. And living under constant pain. Is a bitch. It takes over everything. And usually youll have personality change. Hard to cope with life, wife, easily losing temper with your children, even tho you know that you isnt that person.Just read some before stating stuff you dont have any insight in. For example do you remember you last time you had severe toothache. Its hard to do or think anything without that pain interupting everything.cant eat, cant sleep, cant enjoy a movie. Its hard to think or enjoy anything. Imaging going with that pain 24/7 365 days a year and it has no thought of leaving you alone not even a second. And maybe you can have some understanding. Keep it cool, and read some 🙂

  9. possibly one of the best people on the planet to have as your friend.
    by the way is neck size directly related to KO power? motherfucker looks like the turtles in the Mario movie from the 90s

  10. possibly one of the best people on the planet to have as your friend.
    by the way is neck size directly related to KO power? motherfucker looks like the turtles in the Mario movie from the 90s

  11. Rumble should come back and k.o his bum teammate Volkan for a tune up and then take on Jon Bones Jones. Rumble knows that fight needs to happen.

    God damnit I've already missed my dream fight between him and Rampage, shit, we don't need to miss him and Jon go at it too cause Jon will stand with him unless he gets hit hard then he may try and take him down.

  12. Rumble should come back and k.o his bum teammate Volkan for a tune up and then take on Jon Bones Jones. Rumble knows that fight needs to happen.

    God damnit I've already missed my dream fight between him and Rampage, shit, we don't need to miss him and Jon go at it too cause Jon will stand with him unless he gets hit hard then he may try and take him down.

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