Former UFC Fighter Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Died At 38 After Long Illness:- American mixed martial artist Anthony Kewoa Johnson passed away on November 13 this year. It was reported that he was facing several health issues that eventually claimed his life. However, his actual cause of death was not revealed. Now, the mystery has been solved. Yes, how did Anthony die, and what happened to him has finally been disclosed? Without any further ado, let us find out all the details related to his death. Get all the information about the same in the article below. Scroll to the end and get further details.
Former UFC Fighter Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Died
Johnson, who had non-lymphoma Hodgkin’s and the uncommon immunological illness hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis, died as a result of organ failure, according to Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. With 17 knockout victories, Johnson concluded his MMA career with a 23-6 record. Johnson had a four-year break from the sport after losing a title battle to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210 in 2017 before making a brief comeback at Bellator 258.
What Was Rumble Johnson Cause Of Death?
Johnson was forced to withdraw from the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix due to an undisclosed ailment, it was revealed in September 2021. Johnson stated that he hoped to compete again in 2022. After that post, it appeared that he is on the road to recovery. Johnson could not return to competition as he took his last breath at the age of 38. Discussing Johnson’s death, UFC President Dana White said that Johnson was always a great kid.
He added that he was always fun in fights and had that one-punch KO power that not many people ever had. Adding further, the president said that he was a good human being and went on to send his condolences to his family. Prior to Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson’s tragic passing, Kamaru Usman and Johnson were good friends. Usman compared Johnson to the late actor Chadwick Boseman when he discussed Johnson’s determination to keep his sickness a secret with Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole.
From 2011 through 2017, Usman and Johnson both received their training in the now-defunct Blackzilians gym. Even after Johnson passed away, the two remained close. Anthony “Rumble” Johnson competed as a welterweight, middleweight, and heavyweight but found the most success in the light heavyweight division. It is no doubt to say that Anthony’s death affected a lot of people who were close to him. Tributary posts and condolence messages have flooded social media ever since the announcement of his death news. Stay tuned with Social Telecast for more updates and news.