Even with the extra weight, Anthony Johnson will have the same speed and power as before. Johnson makes his debut as heavyweight after being a welterweight as late as 2011.
Since packing on the extra pounds, Johnson doesn’t seem too concerned about it affecting his fight with Andrei Arlovski at World Series of Fighting (WSOF) 2.
“No matter what, I feel I always get the most out of my training,” said Johnson. “So, I can fight at light heavyweight or heavyweight and do what I have to do to win. It doesn’t really matter to me.”
For years, Johnson struggled to make weight and missed it on several occasions. His move to heavyweight has led to speculation if it’s the best move for his career. Johnson said the heavyweight bout was a onetime deal, but could be swayed to remaining.
WSOF 2 main card starts at 9:30 p.m. ET on the NBC Sports Network. Arlovski vs. Johnson headlines the show out of Atlantic City, NJ later today, March 23. FightLine will be providing results.