“Yoel Romero is the most dangerous fighters I’ve actually faced,” claims Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson expects Yoel 'Soldier of God' Yomero to be his toughest challenge ever he faced in MMA.

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Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero
Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero

The former UFC Light Heavyweight title challenger Anthony Johnson and former UFC Middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero are booked to face each other on Bellator 258 in their debut match.

‘Rumble’ Johnson has faced many of the top contenders in his UFC career such as Daniel Cormier, Glover Teixeira, Alexander Gustafsson, and many others but he believes he has never faced someone like Yoel Romero.

Talking about this on Bellator 258 media day, Anthony Johnson says, “Besides some of my training partners, yeah, I give Yoel that title, that I can think of right now, Yoel is the most dangerous fighters I’ve actually faced, I think.”

“I haven’t thought that far ahead, I’m focused on Yoel. If I look past him one time, I’m done. I can’t look past him. I haven’t thought about Corey Anderson, I haven’t thought about Ryan Bader, I haven’t thought about Vadim Nemkov. I’ve thought about Yoel.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

He continued, “That’s the only human being that’s been on my mind for feels like forever. Mad props to those guys making it to the semis but they’re not my focus. My focus is Yoel. I’ve got to get past that monster before I can face the other monsters.”

Anthony Johnson is looking forward to the high level of competition waiting for him in the Grand Prix

Anthony Johnson
Anthony Johnson

There was a time when Anthony Johnson was chasing Jon Jones to fight him but now he left that long ago and he is focused on the level of competition that is lying ahead of him in the Bellator Grand Prix.

‘Rumble’ Johnson added, “It’s still high. The competition is still high, Of course, it was a bummer I didn’t get to fight Jon but the past is the past. I haven’t thought about it anymore. The only people that bring it up are the fans and the media.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

“I don’t really think about it cause it’s been so long ago. It will go down in history as one of those fights that never happened. I always told myself I didn’t want to be one of those stories but unfortunately, I am one of those stories.”

He concluded, “But you know what, I feel I’m fighting Jon Jones regardless. I’ve got to fight Yoel and everybody else in the weight class is right up there, too. I got my hands full. Jon Jones is not even on my radar, hasn’t been for years. Now it’s all about Bellator.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

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