The UFC hired a third-party to investigate the recent outburst by light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson.
“Rumble” had an altercation with a female at a gym he frequents, unleashing a verbal tirade on her.
Below is the statement from the UFC. Johnson will remain on the September 5 UFC 191 card to face Jimi Manuwa.
Following a thorough investigation by a third-party law firm, UFC® is extremely disappointed with Anthony Johnson’s recent actions, as the organization does not tolerate behavior of this nature from any athletes under contract with the UFC.
Johnson personally apologized to the woman he verbally offended at a Florida gym last week and for the insensitive comments he made on social media afterwards. The woman accepted Johnson’s apology and indicated a desire to put this unfortunate matter behind them.
In order to ensure these situations do not happen in the future, Johnson has agreed to participate in counseling and UFC will support him through this process. Johnson has also agreed to make a donation to a Florida-based women’s charity.