Anthony Johnson RUMBLED Alexander Gustafsson in just 135 seconds and UFC President Dana White says it's crazy,
[quote]It's crazy. If you look at Anthony Johnson, Anthony Johnson started at 170 pounds, right? And this isn't like boxing where if you move up a weight class, it's three pounds. You move up a weight class here, it's 15 pounds. So he goes from 170 to 185. It's not like he was a world-beater at 170 or a world-beater at 185. If you know anything about fighting, every time you move up, you lose a little bit of knockout power. It's been the exact opposite for this guy. Him beating Alexander Gustafsson the way he did makes no sense whatsoever. This is a guy (Gustafsson) who went five hard rounds with Jon Jones. Many people believe he won that fight, and many people believe Jones won the fight. For [Johnson] to come out and knock out the guys in the 205-pound division that he is, it's unbelievable and I am very excited for the fight with him and Jon Jones.[/quote]
White spoke with Jim Rome with the transcripts done by out friends at MMAFighting.com.
The new light heavyweight title main event it tentatively planned for May 23rd at UFC 187 which will pit long time champion Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) attempting his ninth title defense against Anthony Johnson(19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC.)