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Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson looking to ‘bury everybody’ in UFC return

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“I’m not gonna call out one person – everybody. I’m trying to bury everybody.”

UFC 210: Cormier v Johnson 2 Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

As Anthony Johnson inches closer to his UFC return, ‘Rumble’ is getting the hype train rolling.

Although Johnson is expected to return to the UFC at light heavyweight, the feared knockout artist plans to ‘bury everybody’ in the promotion.

“Everybody [who he wants to fight]. Everybody. I’m not gonna call out one person – everybody. I’m trying to bury everybody,” Johnson said in a recent interview (h/t Ryan MacCarthy of Low Kick MMA).

Johnson submitted his first sample to the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in September and is expected to make a comeback in 2021. The 36-year-old hasn’t fought since his submission loss to then-light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, which took place in 2017.

Although Johnson plans to compete at light heavyweight, Francis Ngannou would be ‘very interested’ in showing Rumble the ropes at heavyweight.

“Yeah, I would be very interested in that fight,” Ngannou told Morning Kombat. “Rumble Johnson is a guy that I respect a lot. I know him as a person, and I admire him as a person. It would be great to share the Octagon with him, no matter if it’s for the title or not.

“Even beyond Rumble Johnson I still have some dreams and some aspirations. But I have stay focused and realistic, and deal with the situation right now. Obviously that question has popped up before, and I would be down for that fight. It would such a great fight, and it would be such an honor to fight Rumble Johnson.” (Transcribed by