By no means would it be an overstatement to say that, the sport of Mixed Martial Arts is not for the faint of heart. MMA is an incredibly violent sport where the outcome could change with a single error. Additionally, the fact that said error could probably end in a brutal loss or worse; is just a cold, hard fact of this business.
While most fighters continue competing way longer than what may be advisable, there are a select few fighters who get out the game earlier than they probably should. These fighters likely possess the ability to continue competing in the professional MMA realm, but choose to hang up the gloves for a myriad of reasons.
However, the lure of martial arts and fighting often succeeds in bringing a few of these retired combatants back to the MMA ring/cage. Today, we take a look at a few UFC fighters whom the fans want to see return...
#5 Anthony Johnson
Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson will always be remembered as one of the hardest-hitting fighters in Mixed Martial Arts history. During his run as a Light-Heavyweight, Johnson was regarded by many as one of the greatest fighters in the UFC's 205-pound division.
Regardless, a pair of submission losses to former UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion and current UFC Heavyweight kingpin Daniel Cormier - albeit with a few wins in between the aforesaid losses - led Johnson to retire from the sport of MMA. 'Rumble' last fought in 2017, and in the months that ensued, he has taken to the sport of bodybuilding with a vengeance.
As evidenced by his posts on social media, Johnson has put on a considerable amount of muscle mass, and has also asserted that the only fight that would convince him to return to MMA is one with Jon Jones at Heavyweight...Now that is a fight fans and experts worldwide are clamoring to see...