UFC confirm Johnson investigation

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The UFC have announced that an investigation has begun into Anthony Johnson after the heavyweight fighter was involved in an altercation at a gym. 

Johnson, who has a lengthy history of domestic violence, was involved in an argument with a woman at his gym which ended with Johnson pulling a yoga mat from under the woman and throwing it across the gym. The fighter posted a rant on his Facebook page about the incident which he later deleted and apologised for.

Just in case

The UFC has now released a statement on the matter, confirming that they are looking into the incident.

"UFC is aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson. We take these matters seriously and have commenced a formal investigation by a third-party law firm. We will act accordingly once we gather more information," the statement read.

Johnson was suspended by the UFC last year after the mother of Johnson's two children laid claims of abuse against him dating back to 2012. Johnson was allowed to return to the Octagon after the charges were voluntarily withdrawn.

That was not the first time that Johnson was accused of domestic abuse either. In 2009, Johnson entered a no contest plea in a domestic violence case, while last year another women, who claimed to have been in a relationship with him in 2012, levelled claims that were noted by the police as 'battery charges' and 'a pattern of stalking'.