Originally Posted by kingofcool
why do people feel AJ is a great athlete? I think hes so clumsy when he moves.
This, Melvin Guillard is a far superior athlete to Anthony Johnson.
Johnson is WAY overhyped. That's not even in question. As I said before, people once thought he would challenge GSP. That's laughable in retrospect. His best wins are probably a tie between Charlie Brenneman and Dan Hardy. One of them has 0 grappling, the other has 0 striking.
Johnson is reasonably well-rounded and has some skills (and striking power) but it's definitely not right to call him "very good." His UFC record is 7-4. He was finished in all four of his losses. Of his 7 wins, only 2 are against current UFC fighters (one of whom is 0-4 in his last 4 and should arguably not be employed). That, my friends, is a mediocre fighter, plain and simple.