Earlier today, it was reported that Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, a former contender for the UFC light heavyweight championship, had died after a protracted battle with an unspecified medical condition. In this article we have highlighted how did he die? And his cause of death.
How did Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson die?
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, an MMA light heavyweight competitor with a career record of 23-6, has passed away. He was 38.
Johnson’s passing was reported by Bellator MMA on social media on Sunday. Johnson has reportedly been ill for more than a year, according to a Bellator spokesperson.
The statement in the announcement read, “The BELLATOR family is devastated by his untimely passing and we send our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.
He was one of the best knockout artists of his generation and has a number of impressive victories both inside and outside the octagon over top-tier opponents.
At the height of his UFC career, the powerful fighter defeated Alexander Gustafsson and former light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira by knockout.
Michael Chiesa, a UFC welterweight contender, just recently posted the sad news on social media, announcing Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s passing.
Johnson past illness history
Johnson was supposed to fight Vadim Nemkov after stunning Jose Augusto Azevedo Barros in the first round of the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, but he had to pull out due to illness.
Ali Abdelaziz, the manager of the freak athlete who was born in Georgia, revealed earlier this year that the fighter’s issues were getting worse and he needed everyone’s prayers.
Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson cause of death
The reason of death has not yet been disclosed.
However, it appears that little can be spoken at this moment until the family issues a formal statement regarding the situation. As always, once this news is verified, we will look into it and notify you.
Who was Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson?
The legendary light heavyweight fighter, who was born on March 6, 1984, passed away at the age of 38 but will always be cherished for the contributions he made to the sport of mixed martial arts.
Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who entered the UFC after three victories to start his career, immediately got to work inside the octagon with a brutal 13-second knockout of Chad Reiner.
The star has fought over the years in the welterweight, middleweight, light heavyweight, and heavyweight weight classes, demonstrating in each one that he is capable of ending the fight at any time with a devastating knockout.
The numerous UFC championship contender has triumphed over some of the most illustrious figures in the sport. Among others, the legend claimed the lives of former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, Pride Grand Prix alum Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Glover Teixeira, and Alexander Gustafsson.
Johnson did pose a threat to Daniel Cormier in his prime and delivered a powerful blow that knocked the Olympian to the ground before being submitted, even though he was unable to win the UFC championship. Because of everything he did for fight fans over the course of his 15-year career, the legendary fighter will live on in their hearts forever.
Tribute to Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson
Jessenia Acevedo said,
So sad… may he Rest In Peace… my prayers go out to him and his family…
Scott Hendrickson said,
Was My Favorite To Watch! Rumble in Peace 🙏
Michael John Boerst said,
l loved to watch him do his thing in the octagon. Rest in peace my brother.
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