Well, it wasn't a long 'rumble,' but it was a rumble nonetheless. Anthony Johnson stepped into the Octagon on Saturday night knowing if he was able to get past Glover Teixeira, he would be next in line for a shot at the light heavyweight title.
He did not disappoint.
In just 13 seconds, Johnson finished Teixeira with a brutal uppercut that floored the Brazilian immediately. Amazingly, after Teixeira came back to his senses, he tried to grapple with the referee, thinking the fight was still going on.
Johnson is the first fighter to score a knockout over Teixeira since 2002. He is also the only fighter in UFC history to score five knockouts within the first five minutes of the fight. Johnson is now second all time in the UFC with 11 total knockouts, just one behind Vitor Belfort.
With champion Daniel Cormier cageside, Johnson immediately looked for him.
"Daniel, you the man, baby. But I'm coming for you," Johnson said after the fight.
Cormier beat Johnson by submission in May 2015 to take the vacant belt left by Jon Jones while dealing with his legal issues.
We will see if Johnson learned his lesson from the fight when he gets his chance at redemption.