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Anthony Johnson Understands Why the UFC Released Him

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It took a few years, and even a release from the UFC, but it appears that Anthony Johnson finally gets it. Now, as a member of Titan Fighting Championship, Johnson will officially compete as a light heavyweight.

Johnson, who tried - and failed - several times to make welterweight, will face Esteves Jones next Friday night at Titan FC 24.

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"I think I'm where I'm supposed to be at right now," said Johnson, in a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com. "I understand that (the UFC) did (in releasing me). I understand why they did what they had to do."

Johnson (11-4) missed weight three times while fighting for the UFC, including a co-main event battle with Vitor Belfort. After losing to Belfort, "Rumble" was cut from the roster. He earned his first win in Titan FC earlier this year, topping Dave Branch.

Titan FC 24 will take place from Kansas City, Kansas on August 24. The main card, which includes Johnson in the main event, airs on AXS TV.

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