With last night’s win over Andrei Arlovski, don’t expect to see Anthony Johnson hanging around as a heavyweight. He plans a drop down to light heavyweight after his successful World Series of Fighting (WSOF) debut.
In the closing seconds of round one, Johnson swung away at Arlovski as the referee stepped in. The problem was that the referee’s call came a second after the bell sounded.
“When the ref stepped in and the crowd was screaming, I thought it was done,” said Johnson during the WSOF 2 post-fight media scrum. “That’s when I jumped up and had my hands up, and I was about ready to throw my mouthpiece on the floor and beat on my chest and act like an animal. But they said it wasn’t over.”
Arlovski survived the round, but lost via split-decision and suffered a suspected broken jaw. Johnson was a welterweight as late as 2011 and weighed-in at 230 pounds.
Johnson has one fight left on his WSOF contract and doesn’t plan on going anywhere.
WSOF 2 was headlined with Arlovski vs. Johnson from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. It was on March 23 and the main card aired on the NBC Sports Network.