Anthony Johnson Obituary, Death – Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, a former UFC light-heavyweight title challenger who died on November 13, 2022 as a result of complications from Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis and non-Hodgkin lymphoma, was a fighter. He died at the age of 38. Anthony was a mixed martial artist fighter from the United States. He completed his career with a single battle for Bellator MMA after spending the majority of his career battling for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he was a multiple-time championship challenger. He was unable to defend his championship in the battle. He competed in the light heavyweight weight class. He was known by the nickname Rumble, which was given to him because he could knock out his opponent with a single stroke.
He was listed as the number one contender in the light heavyweight division in the official UFC rankings before retiring in April 2017, and he was ranked second in the world by both Sherdog and ESPN. Later, in May 2021, Johnson came out of retirement to defeat José Augusto by knockout in what would be his final fight. Johnson passed away immediately after the contest. Anthony’s life began in Dublin, Georgia. His grandparents adopted him at the age of two and raised him as their own. When he was younger, he looked up to his grandfather and football player Walter Payton as role models.
After graduating from West Laurens High School, he was awarded a wrestling scholarship at Lassen College in Susanville, California, where he went on to win a junior college national wrestling championship. After graduating from college, he worked as a bouncer before beginning mixed martial arts training at the age of 20. Because of his wrestling background, a friend suggested it to him. Johnson founded the CBD oil company Professional Body Development after retiring from competitive martial arts. In the beginning of 2019, Johnson was promoted to the post of head of fighter relations for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.