UFC Star Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson Dead at 38

Written by on November 14, 2022

(NYP) – Two-time UFC title challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson died Sunday, Bellator MMA announced. He was 38.

Johnson had been battling an unknown illness for a long period of time, and last month his manager Ali Abdelaziz asked fans to pray for the fighter.

“Rumble, he’s going through some health problems right now. It’s very sad,” Abdelaziz said during an ESPN interview in October. “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.”

Last year, Johnson shared a post on social media talking about his illness.

“Really wish I could go into detail about how ill I truly am,” Johnson wrote on Instagram. “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.”

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