“Rumble” Johnson required to participate in counseling after gym incident

August 24, 2015 8:38 pm by BJPENN.COM News
Anthony Johnson

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Anthony “Rumble” Johnson found himself in trouble with the UFC once they heard about the rant he posted online. Johnson took to his Facebook account to rant about a negative incident he had with an “ugly” female at a local gym. UFC has since announced on ramifications of his actions in the following statement:

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.

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