UFC issued a statement this week to announce the consequences that their Light Heavyweight contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson will face as a result of his recent semi-physical gym altercation with a woman.
Below is the statement UFC issued, along with a link to a FOX Sports article with more information on the story.
UFC STATEMENT ON ANTHONY JOHNSON
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 will face Jimi Manuwa at UFC 191®: JOHNSON vs. DODSON 2 on Saturday, September 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Check out this FOX Sports article to read more on Rumble Johnson agreeing to counseling after the gym altercation in Florida.