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Anthony Johnson Contemplating Potential Fight At Heavyweight, Willing To Meet Andrei Arlovski

Former UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson has found a home at 205 pounds. However, “Rumble” is already interested in making a career change once again.

No, Johnson isn’t thinking about fighting at 170 or even 185 – weights he struggled to make previously in his career. Instead, he is looking to fight at heavyweight, and even has an opponent in mind of the contract came across his table.

That fighter would be Andrei Arlovski, a former UFC heavyweight champion who doesn’t typically weigh-in anywhere near the weight class limit of 265 pounds. Both Arlovski and Johnson were recently victorious at World Series of Fighting 1, and Johnson discussed the prospects of such a bout with MMAWeekly.com.

I thought about that fight. I’d take it if they offered it to me. If it happened, I would accept it. Andrei’s a great athlete. I remember when he won the title, I remember when he lost the title; I’ve followed his career. If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen.

Johnson (14-4) has won four straight bouts since his release from the UFC this past January. He missed weight for his co-main event fight with Vitor Belfort, and was promptly submitted by “The Phenom” before being handed his walking papers.

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