Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson has been teasing us about his long-awaited return after retiring from the sport of MMA in April 2017. It has been 3 long years since then and we can now finally say we are closer than ever to the return of ‘Rumble’ with new contract installations.

According to Ariel Helwani, Johnson has parted ways with the UFC and has agreed to terms with Bellator. He is expected to sign and be apart of their roster very soon.

MMA Island was able to chat with ‘Rumble’ a week before contract agreements.

His new years resolution for 2020 was to get a fight in late 2020. Preferably in November or December. However, the surge of COVID-19 out a stop to those plans. With his world slowly getting back to normal, the former UFC title challenger has told MMA Island that we can expect his return in March/April.

Starting 2021, Bellator will have an even more stacked light-heavyweight division with the likes of Corey Anderson, Vadim Nemkov, Ryan Bader, Phil Davis and the UFC’s 2nd most prolific knockout artist in Johnson.

Scott Coker seems to be pleased with how 205 is going and claims Bellator has a better light heavyweight division than the UFC. With targeted signing of ‘Rumble’, that claim can definitely hold some ground.

By Chris De Santiago

Founder of MMA Island, journalist at LowKick MMA, formerly Asian Persuasion MMA.

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