Anthony Johnson On Proposed Gegard Mousasi Fight: “Didn’t Interest Me”

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Anthony Johnson wants to be UFC light heavyweight champion.

And he doesn’t want to do it against anyone but Daniel Cormier – and he definitely doesn’t want an interim tag attached to it.

“Rumble,” who was set to meet Cormier for the belt next month at UFC 206, told “The MMA Hour” recently that he wasn’t interested in a proposed interim title fight with Gegard Mousasi at the event.

“Not at all,” he said. “When Gegard was presented to me, it would’ve been a good fight, but it wouldn’t have done anything for me. Fighting him and becoming the interim champion, as much trash as I’ve talked and ‘DC’ has talked about interim titles being fake champions, if I would have beat him, it wouldn’t mean anything.”

Johnson, who lost to Cormier last year via submission, admitted that he was “disappointed” the bout was delayed, but “I didn’t take it to heart because he is actually hurt.” Cormier suffered a groin injury, but is hopeful for an early 2017 return.

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