According to MMAWeekly.com, UFC welterweight Anthony Johnson has been sentenced for a domestic incident with an ex-girlfriend which took place on June 27, 2009. Johnson was charged with domestic violence and two separate misdemeanor charges and has been ordered by an Alameda County, California judge to serve probation, participate in community service and undergo counseling for domestic violence.
Johnson pleaded no contest to the charge of domestic violence, a misdemeanor, and the other two misdemeanor charges were dropped.
His court-ordered probation will last for three years, he must participate in 8 hours of community service working with a local boy’s club and must serve one day in county jail. The domestic violence counseling he must undergo will last for 52 weeks.
Johnson is due back in court on September 7th where he will required to pay court costs and prove his participation in the mandatory community service as well as the domestic violence counseling. No further charges will be filed stemming from the incident.
Johnson last appeared in the Octagon against Josh Koscheck at UFC 106 in November of 2009 where he lost via rear naked choke submission. Currently mulling over a move up to the middleweight class, there is no word yet on who Johnson will face when he returns to action or exactly when that will be.