It’s impossible to discuss UFC fighter Anthony Johnson’s crazy rant without first addressing his history of domestic violence.
-In 2009, he was sentenced to three years probation after pleading no contest to a domestic violence incident.
-In 2012, he allegedly punched the mother of his children in the face, knocking two of her teeth out.
-In 2014, he was suspended, then reinstated by the UFC following yet another domestic violence incident, this time with another woman.
So, now that you know what kind of person we’re dealing with here, let’s discuss Johnson’s rant. According to Fury’s Fight Picks, Johnson posted this on Facebook after encountering an “ugly girl” at the gym.
Transcribed, because some of it gets cut off:
“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, 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.”
The rant was deleted from Johnson’s Facebook account, but several screencaps were posted on Twitter.
Moreover, Johnson seemed to confirm something happened.
This won’t result in any kind of suspension from UFC, but maybe a stern talking to from Dana White. That’s it. Anthony Johnson is scheduled to fight Jimi Manuwa next month.