Anthony Johnson took to social media on Tuesday night about an incident with a woman in a gym that had him furious. According to the UFC light heavyweight's first hand account of things, an argument led to him snatching the yoga mat from under a woman, and throwing it across the gym.
Rumble issues apology for FB rant
Just a day after going on a rant on his Facebook page, former UFC title contender Anthony Johnson issued a public apology to fans and to the woman who was the focus of his initial outburst.
He had a lengthy rant about the entire situation where he threatened to repeat the events if she ever got in his way again. Here's a screenshot of the post that has since been deleted:
Johnson also spoke about the incident on twitter:
@IanBainMMA I do my best but when ppl do dumb shit it annoys me. I only told the short version. I skip the part when she was talking shit— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) August 19, 2015
@IanBainMMA to me before I got up and threw the yoga mat. Nobody fell down or got hurt or threaten anyone. I would've never let it go there— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) August 19, 2015
@IanBainMMA if I lived my life according to what everyone thought, I'd be nothing in life. I don't live my life according to others.— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) August 19, 2015
@NakedGambling yup— Anthony Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) August 19, 2015
While this may end up without any cases filed against him, it certainly isn't a good look for Johnson who has had a long history of domestic violence cases and accusations against him from different women.
Johnson entered a no contest plea in a 2009 domestic violence case. In March of 2014, the police were called on him because of another women who claims to have ended a relationship with him on 2012. The police report noted 'battery charges' and 'a pattern of stalking', until the woman voluntarily dropped the case and stated she won't be pressing charges anymore but wanted it documented.
Late 2014, Johnson was suspended by the UFC following another incident. This involved the mother of Johnson's two children, who spoke about numerous threats and detailed a history of abuse dating back to 2012. Johnson was allowed back into the UFC after the woman voluntarily dismissed the case.
The massive 6-foot-2 knockout artist was last seen in the Octagon competing for the UFC light heavyweight title in May.