BREAKING: UFC Fighter Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Dead At 38

BREAKING: UFC Fighter Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Dead At 38

Former UFC light-heavyweight title contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson has passed away after battling an undisclosed illness. He was 38.

News of Johnson’s death broke online Sunday afternoon, although it is not clear when he died.

“Horrible news: Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson passed away today. He was 38 years old,” journalist Ariel Helwani tweeted. “Johnson had been battling an illness for quite some time. One of the hardest hitters and most talented fighters in MMA history. Gone way too soon. May he rest in peace. May he rest in peace.”

Horrible news:

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson passed away today. He was 38 years old.

Johnson had been battling an illness for quite some time.

One of the hardest hitters and most talented fighters in MMA history. Gone way too soon.

May he rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/t5mVvRaNih

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) November 13, 2022

Johnson was supposed to fight for the Bellator light-heavyweight title last September but had to cancel because he was battling an illness.

Johnson discussed his illness in a post on social media last year, saying that it was serious and appreciated all the support people gave.

“Really wish I could go into detail about how ill I truly am,” he said. “Just know I need as many prayers as I can get and I’ll see you in 2022 God willing. Never been this afraid of anything in my life but I’ve remained strong with the support of friends and family.”

Johnson’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN last month that Johnson was not doing well and asked that people continue to pray for him.

“Rumble, he’s going through some health problems right now. It’s very sad,” Abdelaziz said. “I think, I want everybody to pray for him. Pray for Anthony. It’s not going well. He’s very strong, spiritually. But pray for him.”

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