After UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson’s girlfriend accused him of allegedly appearing at her place of work back in March and lifting her by the shirt from her chair, the UFC suspended Johnson indefinitely pending an investigation.
Earlier today we reported that Jonson’s ex-girlfriend would not be pressing charges against Rumble, leaving most people to believe Johnson’s suspension would be lifted.
UFC President Dana White spoke to FOX Sports about the suspension saying:
“What we did with the Anthony Johnson thing, he has this pending case, so what we did, we came up with an outside law firm that goes in and does full-blown investigations on what’s going on and we determine whether the fighter needs to be cut or on suspension until we find out how this thing plays out. The guys came back and said you need to suspend him, not cut him. Apparently if you look into this situation this girl has a ton of felonies and she’s got a real bad history of stuff. And the thing is, when she’s saying this happened, he wasn’t even in the country. Now you sit back and wait to see how this thing plays out in court. It doesn’t mean he’s definitely going to fight here, even if it goes his way.”
What are your thoughts about Johnson’s suspension?