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“Sometimes Life Doesn’t Seem Fair” – Dana White Joins Millions in Mourning UFC’s Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson’s Untimely Demise

Published 11/14/2022, 5:45 AM EST

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The noted former UFC and Bellator fighter, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson bid goodbye to the world on 13 November 2022. The news sent the fighting world into a state of grief. ‘Rumble’ Johnson had a UFC career spanning from 2007 to 2017, in which he accomplished a record of 13-6. He was regarded by many as one of the hardest punchers in the entire sport of MMA. He also held an overall record of 23-6 in his entire MMA career.

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Johnson fought his last bout in May 2021 under the ‘Bellator MMA’ promotion. He was just 38 years old when he passed away on Sunday, November 13.


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The entire UFC was grief-stricken, including Dana White

A lot of noted fighters of the UFC expressed their grief over social media. The UFC president, Dana White put up an Instagram story with a snap of Johnson and a caption reading, “RIP Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson“.

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The UFC boss also iterated, “He was always a great kid. He was always in fun fights and he had that one-punch KO power that not many people ever had.” White further lauded the late ‘Rumble’ stating, “He was a good human being. I send my condolences to his family.”


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Former two-weight division champion and UFC analyst, Daniel Cormier also mourned Johnson’s demise and put out a heartfelt tweet with the words, “Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. Horrible news #RIP #Rumblesquad @Anthony_Rumble”

A lot of MMA-covering news outlets, including ESPN, wrote about Johnson’s demise, which received a lot of condolences from MMA fans around the world.


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The legacy of Anthony Johnson will live on

Johnson was a one-of-a-kind fighter and competed in three weight divisions at the UFC. He fought as a Welterweight, Middleweight, and also as Light Heavyweight in the promotion. Very few other fighters have fought in three weight classes of UFC. He already held a record of 3-0 when he was signed in by the UFC. ‘Rumble’ also made his UFC debut in a grand fashion, knocking out Chad Reiner in just 13 seconds.

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Johnson was reported to be ill from the previous October. His manager had stated that he was experiencing health problems. ‘Rumble’ reportedly had an organ failure owing to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as well as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. It is a rarely found immune-system disorder.

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Written by:

Souvik Roy


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Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.
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Rohini Kottu