Anthony “Rumble” Johnson out of TUF Finale due to knee injury


An injured knee has forced Anthony Johnson out of June 20 fight with Matt Brown.

The bout was scheduled for the televised main card of The Ultimate Fighter 9 Finale, which airs on Spike TV.

The UFC has a full month to find a replacement, though the bout could be scrapped from the already-loaded fight card, which takes place at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort. The televised slot could be fill be an already announced preliminary bout between veteran Chris Lytle and Kevin Burns or a rumored bout between Melvin Guillard and Gleison Tibau.

Johnson gave no time table for his return. The welterweight fighter was going for his third consecutive win following a knockout of Kevin Burns in December and a TKO win over Luigi Fioravanti in February.

We hope he has a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in the cage soon!


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