Video: Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson announced his retirement at the prime of his career after losing to Daniel Cormier, and his coaches appeared to abandon him in the octagon!

UFC 210: Cormier v Johnson 2e

Anthony Johnson shocked the MMA community by announcing his retirement in the prime of his lucrative career. The unusual fight saw him lose to UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the second round. Rumours swirled regarding why his coaches didn’t enter the cage after the fight. According to corner audio from the event, Johnson’s cornermen pleaded with him when he elected to wrestle Cormier, rather than engage in striking. They begged him to disengage and keep his distance, and expressed anger when he didn’t.

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