Anthony Johnson Set To Return To UFC After Civil Case Against Him Is Dismissed

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is back in the UFC.

The light heavyweight fighter’s suspension ended yesterday, after the civil cage against him from past allegations of domestic abuse was dismissed.

“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,” the UFC announced in a statement. “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.”

Johnson was suspended on Sept. 19 stemming from domestic abuse charges against him.

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