Anthony Johnson: ‘The game plan hasn’t changed; the game plan is to whoop some ass’

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While much has changed for [autotag]Anthony Johnson[/autotag] (19-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) over the past few days, the UFC light heavyweight contender said his plan for May 23 hasn’t been altered one bit.

“The gameplan hasn’t changed,” Johnson told MMAjunkie. “The gameplan is to whoop some ass.”

Johnson, of course, was set to face Jon Jones (21-1 MMA, 15-1 UFC) in the main event of next month’s UFC 187 event for the promotion’s light heavyweight belt. That was before “Bones” was involved in a hit-and-run accident that ultimately saw him stripped of his belt and indefinitely suspended.

Fortunately for Johnson, UFC officials elected to keep the belt on the line at UFC 187, bringing in Daniel Cormier (15-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) to face “Rumble” for the now-vacant belt.

Johnson admits he wanted to be the first man to truly beat Jones in the cage but is still excited for his opportunity…

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