Anti-Domestic Violence Group Set To Protest UFC 191

September 2, 2015 12:01 pm by BJPENN.COM News
Anthony Johnson

Because of UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson’s past domestic violence issues, UFC 191, which will take place this Saturday in Las Vegas, will be the target of a protest.

The anti-domestic violence group ‘MMA Watchdog’ will be holding a protest rally outside of the event, according to Eventbrite.

The group released this statement regarding the rally, urging people to come and support the protest against the UFC. They are upset over the fact that the UFC is allowing Johnson to fight on the card, who just recently had an encounter in his gym, with a women doing yoga.

Here’s the full statement from the group:

There will be an organized protest outside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 5 for UFC 191. UFC claims to have a zero tolerance policy against domestic abuse, but that policy is selectively applied. Certain fighters are protected if they are popular.

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson should not be fighting at this event. His most recent outburst against a helpless woman practicing Yoga was uncalled for. A man of his size and skill should not be intimidating/menacing women and invading their personal space. After the confrontation, he went online bragging about these cowardly actions for days – threatening to do it again to the women & suggesting that she better not come back to the gym. Johnson has numerous accusations of alleged domestic violence against him. He was even convicted & sentenced for it on at least one known occasion (pled no contest).

Travis Browne, a UFC Heavyweight, was recently ‘cleared’ by the UFC without any official criminal investigation.

Come to our rally on the night of UFC 191 and take a stand with us.


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