Anthony Johnson has that itch to return to MMA.
“Rumble” confirmed on Instagram that he would come back to the UFC if Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier help him form a deep heavyweight division. Johnson has twice fought Cormier for the light heavyweight title, dropping both bouts.
“Yes, it’s true that I’ll come back at heavyweight, but only if Jon fights DC for the title!” Johnson wrote. “It’s a personal goal of mine to fight the very best of the best before I truly stop fighting. Jon was always my motivation once I went to 205. Heavyweight would be insane if the three of us were at it again!”
After a loss at UFC 210 to Cormier, Johnson announced inside the Octagon that he would retire.