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Despite Domestic Violence Past, Anthony Johnson Still Doesn’t Get It

Written by Tom Ngo
August 19th, 2015
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Anthony Johnson (pictured) came THIS close to knocking out Daniel Cormier in May to capture the vacant UFC light heavyweight crown. I’m sure the UFC is relieved Johnson isn’t the face of their most prestigious division after his latest blunder.

Despite having multiple domestic violence cases to his résumé, Johnson, an imposing 205-pound tank, still just doesn’t get it. On Tuesday, the controversial 31-year-old unleashed a rant on his Facebook account detailing an incident with a “ugly girl in the gym built like a bag of dry dog food” where he made her cry and boasted about throwing her yoga mat across the facility.

Johnson has since deleted the post, but as we all know in this day and age, nothing is ever truly erased from the Internet:

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For you “Rumble” fanboys who are claiming his Facebook was hacked, he proceeded to go on his verified Twitter account to further defend his actions:

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“I would’ve never let it go there”?

Um, really?

Johnson was temporarily suspended by the UFC last September after the mother of his two children alleged he knocked out her two front teeth in 2012.

She stated the assault occurred at her place of employment and that she had the surveillance video in her possession as proof.

The UFC lifted their ban two months later after charges were dismissed.

Johnson was also arrested in 2009 for domestic violence, battery, death threats and destroying a phone to prevent the report of a crime in a situation with his ex-girlfriend.

The woman told police Johnson had kicked in the front door, which struck her in her head, picked her up by the armpits and slammed her to the ground. He then placed her in a headlock and dragged her up a flight of stairs.

Johnson was sentenced to three years probation, community service and forced to attend domestic violence counseling after pleading nolo contendere.

Why would someone with such a murky past with women get into a public argument with a female in the first place?

Only Johnson knows. The scary part is, this isn’t trending in the direction of a professional fighter who understands the power of his own strength against regular civilians, let alone women.

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