Anthony Johnson willing to fight at Light Heavyweight if asked

5617789843 9856fee76bAnthony “Rumble” Johnson has not always had the best of luck making the Welterweight limit of 170 pounds, in fact at UFC 104, Johnson missed weight by six pounds. At UFC 142 Johnson will put the Welterweight division behind him as he makes his Middleweight debut against Vitor Belfort.

The 10-3 Johnson recently revealed the logic that was behind the move to the 185 pound weight division. “Well when I said back in the day I was gonna fight at 185 that was just to get people talking and it worked and got people chit-chatting about it. What made me take this fight was the UFC called me and asked me to fight Vitor and I was like “Alright” and knew it was going to be at 185 and that didn’t matter to me.” Johnson also said that a move to the Light Heavyweight division could also be in the cards at some point.  “They could ask me to fight at 205 against almost anybody and I’d likely say yes.” – for more see MMASucka.com

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Johnson is currently listed as an (+110) underdog to Belfort (-140) for UFC 142, which will feature a main event between UFC Featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes.

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Anthony Johnson at UFC 106 at the Mandalay Events Center on November 21, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo Credit: Francis Specker