UFC Releases Statement Regarding Anthony Johnson’s Gym Incident

By Mike Fridley Aug 25, 2015
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has issued an official statement on its website regarding the situation involving Anthony Johnson and a women from his gym during a Facebook tirade.

“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.”

Johnson (19-5), Sherdog.com’s third-ranked light heavyweight, is scheduled to face Jimi Manuwa (15-1) at UFC 191 on Sept. 5.


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