Biography(references)Anthony Kewoa Johnson was born in Dublin, Georgia. Early in life, his heroes were his grandfather and the football player Walter Payton. He went to West Laurens High School and then attended Lassen College in Susanville, California on a wrestling scholarship, and became a junior college national wrestling champion. After college he worked as a bouncer and entered mixed martial arts at age 20, after a friend suggested it due to his wrestling background.
Fighter Trivia(references)Police officers arrived and placed Johnson under arrest and took him to the Palm Beach County jail, where he was booked on charges of domestic battery . The case was ultimately dismissed, with the charges against Johnson being dropped when he reached a joint agreement with the prosecutors by agreeing to attend an anger management course. On May 11, 2021, it was reported that Johnson was arrested in Fairfield County, Connecticut and charged with identity theft after allegedly using a stolen credit card to pay for a flight from Newark, New Jersey to Fort Lauderdale, Florida in November 2019.
Awards & Accolades
National Junior College Athletic Association: Junior College National Champion 174 lb – out of Lassen Community College (2004)
UFC: Fight of the Night (One time) vs. Josh Koscheck
UFC: Knockout of the Night (Two times) vs. Kevin Burns and Charlie Brenneman
UFC: Performance of the Night (Five times) vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira, Alexander Gustafsson, Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader and Glover Teixeira
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