He may have retired after his defeat to Daniel Cormier but Anthony Johnson isnt going quietly.
His attorney has called for a minimum of 20 per cent of Cormier’s purse and for him to be stripped of title.
The attorney issued the following statement to FOX Sports.
“Daniel Cormier keenly understands the importance of a fair and honest weigh-ins yet he chose to, inexplicably, grab the towels in front of him while on the scale. He must be called upon to explain, under oath, to the NYSAC [New York State Athletic Commission], Anthony Johnson, the general public, the UFC, his fellow fighters and the sport of mixed martial arts, the reason for his actions at the weigh-in on April 8, 2017.
“After such sworn testimony, if Mr. Cormier could not, would not or did not satisfactory provide an evidence and fact based explanation for his conduct then he should be disciplined for his action by the NYSAC to preserve the integrity of the sport. Should Mr. Cormier be subject to discipline, while it is clear he could be suspended for his actions, at a minimum, Daniel Cormier should be ordered to pay 20-percent of his fight purse to Anthony Johnson and should be stripped of his UFC men’s light heavyweight title for failing to make weight on April 8, 2017.”