Also known as ‘Ochocinco,’ Johnson was one of the most exciting wide receivers of his day. The former Bengals star retired from football in 2014 after a short spell in Canada. However, he still found ways to make headlines and remain involved in sports. He agreed to fight Brian Maxwell, a bare-knuckle boxer, in 2021.
The pair strapped on their gloves and went head-to-head in the bout. In the end, Johnson suffered a knockdown but won praise for his durability and performance.”My life has always been about taking chances and doing crazy stuff — this was on my bucket list,” Johnson told ESPN. “This was a message to everyone out there: Don’t be scared to take chances.”