Anthony Rumble Johnson, an MMA Fighter, has passed away at the age of just 38 on the 13th of November, leaving fans and MMA community shocked. He has competed in Welterweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight categories throughout his UFC Career. In total, he has fought 23 fights with a win-loss record of 17-6. Moreover, his UFC record was 13-6 from 2007-2017. He was one of the heaviest hitters in the MMA ever. Seeing the tragic death of the fighter, every fan is concerned about how he died. In this article, we are going to tell Anthony Rumble Johnson Cause of Death and Illness.
“The BELLATOR family is devastated by his untimely passing and we send our condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time”: Bellator Official Social Media Announced.
Anthony Rumble Johnson Cause of Death
Anthony Rumble Johnson cause of death is rare Immune system disorder of organ failure, from Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis. Johnson has walked away for 4 years in 2017 following a title loss with Daniel Cormier in UFC 210. He, then, again returned in Bellator 258 in 2021.
Anthony Rumble Johnson Illness
The exact illness of Anthony Johnson is not revealed. He was ill from last more than one year. His family and other friends have kept it private due to personal reasons. Last year in September, he took a break from MMA due to an undisclosed illness. He shared this news on his social media accounts as well. However, in May 2022, he again announced that he is fit and going to resume his game but unfortunately he can’t do so as he has just passed away.
“Johnson had been battling an illness for quite some time”: Anthony’s Manager Ali Abdelaziz said.
Anthony fought with Chad Reiner in the first UFC fight of his career and won the match by knockout in just 13 seconds.
“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. He was a good human being. I send my condolences to his family”: UFC President Dana White
“for a guy who struck fear into so many people’s heart, Anthony Johnson was a caring person.”: Daniel Cormier, a two-time Olympian and MMA fighter
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