Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson was suspended from the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after reports surfaced that "Rumble" was on the wrong end of a criminal complaint filed by the mother of his children.
Soon thereafter, it was also learned that Johnson was involved in yet another another domestic disturbance on March 19, 2014, with a different female. That was enough for the ZUFFA-owned promotion to sideline "Rumble" indefinitely and let the legal system take its course.
But, after the case was dismissed during a recent civil hearing, UFC released a statement that it has opted to reinstate "Rumble."
"The person who filed a civil temporary protection order against UFC contender Anthony Johnson last September voluntarily dismissed their complaint last week in the Florida Circuit Court. Before granting a dismissal of the case, the presiding judge independently questioned the alleging party regarding their voluntary intentions, and thereafter the judge dismissed the entire matter. The dismissal of the case, along with an independent investigation that was commissioned by the UFC organization, brings closure to this matter for Johnson and allows him to return to competition in the UFC. As a result, UFC officials are exploring options for Johnson's next fight to take place early next year."
Team Rumble, though, expected everything to work out in their favor all along.
For Johnson, this is very good news indeed, as he can continue his ascension in the light heavyweight rankings (see the list here) as he will look to keep his eight-fight wins streak going, which includes two impressive victories over Phil Davis and Antonio Rogerio Nogueria since making his Octagon return.
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