In November of last year Anthony Johnson was reinstated by the UFC when a civil domestic violence case was dismissed. Going back prior to that, in 2012 he allegedly punched the mother of his children and knocked out two of her teeth. And in 2009 he got 3 years probation after he pleaded no content to a domestic violence incident.
This re-iteration of his past history with women and violence has surfaced again today because of a Facebook rant Johnson posted regarding an argument he had with a women at the gym that lead to him throwing her yoga mat across the room. The post has been deleted, but screenshots of the post were captured and tweeted out, and this is what it said:
"To the ugly girl in the gym built like a bag of dry dog food, this is for you. If you get in my way or any other athlete’s way again, I’ll throw your yoga mat across the gym AGAIN. Who in their right mind stretches where people are supposed to lift? Don’t ever run your mouth at me again. You won’t win that battle. I will. Talking about it was rude that I lifted next to you while you were stretching. You need more than stretching to help that beat-up body. Run to the front desk again crying, talking about you feel threatened and gonna go to social media. I really don’t care! I’ve been through worse! That’s an athlete’s gym, not a yoga studio. That fake crying does nothing for anybody, by the way. Just like the guys said, you live in his neighborhood(sp), and you exaggerate and overreact all the time…
So, one more time, don’t run your mouth, and don’t do yoga stretching where people lift weights, or I’ll snatch the mat from under you AGAIN and throw it AGAIN. Understand? Good girl…
One more thing: Stop wearing sports bras when your tummy looks like a cold country red clay dirt road."
As you can imagine, this got a fair bit of attention and Johnson has already responded on Twitter, saying this:
@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