There have been rumors, strongly denied by founder Glenn Robinson, that the Blackzilians are shutting down.
“I’m really only staying in MMA for Anthony [Johnson],” said Robinson last month. “He’s like a son to me, and I would never leave before he’s done fighting.”
“Whatever you guys are seeing in the media, and the word on the street, some of it could be true, some of it could be lie, but somewhere in the middle is the truth,” said Johnson. “I’ll say that, and I’ll never not be a Blackzilian.”
“I’ve got my own bills, bro,” commented Johnson. “That stuff is up to Glenn. Glenn and I are close, but I don’t get into his financial business or personal business.”
“We’ll do our thing. Either way, I’m fine. Even if the team just completely exploded and got destroyed and was never around, I’m fine. I have my guys. I have my training partners. I have the money to keep going, so I’m good.”
Johnson said the core members of the team have no intention of going elsewhere, come what may.