Anthony Johnson (pictured) didn’t do anything to kill the rumors that he’s going to the Los Angeles Rams after retiring from MMA.
Johnson called it a career after getting submitted by light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier Saturday at UFC 210. The news was shocking because Johnson is still one of the most dangerous men in MMA.
The 33-year-old said he was done getting punched and kicked in the face for a living. He didn’t disclose what he was doing next, but it didn’t take long for rumors to fly that he was headed to the Rams.
However, Johnson tried his best to dispel that chatter at the post-fight press conference.
“It’s just time to move on to something different,” Johnson said. “I don’t want to say better, but just different, and no, I am not about to play football for the Rams. Why would I go into another sport that is the same thing as this when you take all the impact. That’s absolutely insane.”
Rumor killed, right? Wrong. Before the sweat had even dried off his chiseled body, Johnson made some interesting changes to his Twitter account.
“#Rams #LARams” hashtags were added to his bio and his header photo is now a Rams helmet.
Johnson claims he’s merely a Rams fan, but if that was the case, why were all of those changes just made?
Also, who actually likes the Rams???
Johnson once again tried to clarify his future when his follows caught wind of his new Twitter page.
No you knuckleheads I'm not playing for the Rams…
Are you crazy?!
— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) April 9, 2017
What’s important is that Johnson said he’s “not playing for the Rams.”
As Johnson previously mentioned, he’s leaving MMA because he doesn’t want his brain to turn into mush. Playing in the NFL doesn’t quite align with that. Furthermore, while violent and vicious, Johnson doesn’t seem to be that athletic from a football standpoint.
He’s also old in football age.
What could be in store, however, is some sort of management position.
Johnson didn’t disclose when he’ll officially announce his new job, but it appears he may have already tipped his hand.