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Anthony Johnson retires

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Following a loss to Daniel Cormiér, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson made a shocking announcement. He has retired from combat sports. 

Johnson leaves following UFC 210 in Buffalo, N.Y. He finishes his career with a 22-6 record.

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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson (Getty Images)

He was 13-6 within the UFC. In his final fight, it ended at 3:37 in the second round with a rear-naked choke submission. Cormiér retained his light heavyweight belt with the win. 

Johnson is the latest fighter to retire from UFC following a loss. In November 2016, Meisha Tate announced she was retiring. 

Prior to this loss, he was on a three-fight win streak. Cormiér was also the last fighter to beat Johnson on May 23, 2015, which was also by a rear-naked choke submission. 

The last fight, not involving Cormier, with a loss was to Vitor Belfort. He also defeated “Rumble” with a rear-naked choke submission on January 14, 2012. 

Josh Koscheck, Kevin Burns and Rich Clementi also defeated Johnson in his career since Sept. 2007.

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