Biography(references)Johnson was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on June 4, 1986. Johnson began fighting at the age of 10, after his father's fatal heart attack. The incident made Johnson want to exert his anger physically. Athletic, Johnson was a three-sport varsity athlete at Marquette High School in Chesterfield, Missouri. Johnson later received a full scholarship to play football at Central Methodist University, but transferred after one year to Meramec Community College, where he was one of the top NJCAA wrestlers in the country.
Fighter Trivia(references)Johnson also worked there as the assistant mixed martial arts coach. On April 9, 2014, Johnson was arrested in Palm Beach County, Florida following a domestic dispute. He was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery and later released on bail.
Awards & Accolades
UFC: Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Nate Diaz, Justin Gaethje and Jamie Mullarkey
UFC: Knockout of the Night (One time) vs. Danny Castillo
UFC: Performance of the Night (One time) vs. Dustin Poirier
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