UFC, MMA Fighter Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Dead At 38

The popular fighter was ranked as the UFC's number-one light heavyweight contender in 2014 before retiring in 2017.

  • Rumble was ranked #1 in his weight class before he retired. He officially left the UFC in 2020 to join Bellator MMA, according to TMZ.
  • “Rest Easy my brother. For a guy who struck fear in so many peoples heart Anthony Johnson was a caring person. From random text to check ins during loss. What a person he was, Rumble will be missed. Sometimes life doesn’t seem fair. Horrible news,” fellow fighter Daniel Cormier tweeted following Rumble’s death.
  • The fighter’s cause of death has not yet been released, according to reports.