Former UFC light heavyweight title contender Anthony Joshua has been found dead at the age of 38.
“Rumble” was battling with an illness for the last year and a half, as he had to withdrew from Bellator’s light heavyweight Grand Prix tournament that he was taking part.
In January, Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed that Johnson was dealing with health issues and his timeline to return to fighting was unknown.
“Without getting too much into his medical condition, he’s got to worry just about being healthy first,” Coker said. “He’s got to heal up and get healthy because there’s so much more in life than just fighting. I want him to have a long, healthy life, and that’s the most important thing.”
During his time in the UFC, Johnson amassed a 13-5 record. All but two of those wins came by knockout. His list of notable victories includes a 13-second finish of former UFC champ Glover Teixeira, as well as wins over Alexander Gustafsson, Phil Davis, Andrei Arlovski and Dan Hardy.