The 28-year-old fighter was released from the UFC after missing weight for the third time in his UFC career, this time after moving up a weight class. Johnson showed up for his middleweight debut at UFC 142 in January against Vitor Belfort eleven pounds overweight and lost to The Phenom quickly, prompting the UFC to drop him from their roster.
During an appearance on MMAFighting’s The MMA Hour today, Johnson revealed that he’s signed a contract with Titan Fighting Championships. He doesn’t have an opponent lined up yet for his promotional debut.
Johnson explained that he’s looking forward to fighting for the promotion, but hopes that it leads to another opportunity with the UFC.
10-4 as a professional, Johnson last appeared in the cage opposite Belfort.