Steroids in MMA
Which MMA Fighter Will Test Positive For Steroids Next?

UFC Confirms Michael Johnson’s Arrest for Battery Following ‘Domestic Dispute’ in April


(Johnson’s booking photo, via mugshots.com)

Just two days after announcing that Michael Johnson would face Edson Barboza at UFC Fight Night 61, the UFC has revealed that his long layoff in 2014 was due to an April arrest for domestic battery, not an injury. Here’s the official statement posted last night on UFC.com:

UFC lightweight Michael Johnson was ineligible to compete in the UFC organization following his arrest regarding a domestic dispute in Palm Beach County, Florida in April 2014. Given that the allegations against Johnson constituted a potential violation of the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy, the UFC organization temporarily barred Johnson from competition pending the completion of a third-party investigation. Following a thorough review and investigation—including personal interviews with Johnson and independent confirmation that he has satisfied all obligations required by the UFC—Johnson is once again eligible to compete and will begin training for his next fight at UFC Fight Night: Evans vs. Teixeira in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The UFC will continue to monitor Johnson’s status. He must fully comply with the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy and all other contractual and additional obligations in order to continue competing in the UFC.

All UFC athletes are required to comply with the UFC Fighter Conduct Policy they signed along with their fight contract. The UFC organization will not tolerate any violation of its Fighter Conduct Policy. The organization is committed to thoroughly investigating all allegations and taking the appropriate action when warranted.

Johnson was booked in Palm Beach County, Florida, at 2:30 a.m. on April 9th on a charge of “battery – touch or strike.” Johnson reportedly has other domestic violence charges pending, and already has a court date scheduled for February 25th — three days after his scheduled fight with Barboza in Brazil — for driving on a revoked license.

A few thoughts…

- The timeline of this whole thing is bizarre. Johnson gets arrested in April, the UFC books him for a fight against Josh Thomson in May, then the UFC announces he’s “injured” in July…but doesn’t reveal the truth about his arrest until late December, two days after announcing his next fight? Maybe the UFC figured it had enough domestic-violence-related publicity for the year, between Thiago Silva, Anthony Johnson, and the horrific headlines produced by ex-UFC fighters War Machine and Josh Grispi.

- I wonder how often “undisclosed injury” really means “embarrassing arrest that we’d rather not publicize”?

- The UFC claims to have a “zero tolerance policy” on domestic violence…except Michael Johnson and Anthony Johnson were welcomed back to the UFC following “third-party investigations.” Meanwhile, Jason High’s lifetime ban for shoving a referee has remained in effect. Cool priorities, bro.

Comments

  1. UFC Confirms Michael Johnson’s Arrest for Battery Following ‘Domestic Dispute’ in April | MMA Fight! Magazine Says:

    Wed, 12/31/14 - 09:54


    [...] View the original article here [...]
  2. Homepage Says:

    Thu, 01/15/15 - 04:51


    ... [Trackback]... [...] Find More Informations here: cagepotato.com/ufc-confirms-michael-johnsons-arrest-for-battery-following-domestic-dispute-in-april/ [...]...
  3. blue ofica Says:

    Tue, 01/20/15 - 08:27


    Healing's Dragon... to seek out concerns to improve my website!I suppose its alright to generate use of a couple of within your ideas!!...
  4. Johnson Canipe Says:

    Tue, 01/20/15 - 11:19


    habit and influence your blogging skill in... a negative way.you can also select few paragraphs from a book or a piece of article and type them on your computer. this helps a great deal in increasing your typing speed.use more fingersit is common logic that instead of using...
  5. garcinia cambogia slim Says:

    Tue, 01/27/15 - 05:44


    have to and in blogging there's no... difference.most of my blogs have been with wordpress. i've had a few with other companies too. wordpress provide a nice looking, easy to use blog. there are lots of templates and they have some good widgets, but the problem there, is...
  6. gurtoertil Says:

    Thu, 02/05/15 - 12:02


    Blogs ou should be reading... [...]Here is a Great Blog You Might Find Interesting that we Encourage You[...]…...
  7. Google Says:

    Sun, 10/07/18 - 01:29


    Google... Please check out the websites we follow, such as this a single, as it represents our picks from the web....
  8. w88 thailand Says:

    Sun, 10/14/18 - 04:37


    w88 thailand... [...]The info mentioned inside the post are several of the very best available [...]...
  9. Dave's Original Mild Chili Recipe Says:

    Tue, 10/16/18 - 05:30


    Dave's Original Mild Chili Recipe... [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a number of unrelated information, nevertheless actually worth taking a look, whoa did one learn about Mid East has got far more problerms at the same time [...]...
  10. Singapore Home for Rent Says:

    Wed, 10/17/18 - 04:15


    Singapore Home for Rent... [...]always a big fan of linking to bloggers that I really like but don?t get a lot of link love from[...]...
  11. sell dumps Says:

    Thu, 10/18/18 - 01:00


    sell dumps... [...]below you?ll uncover the link to some web pages that we think you should visit[...]...
  12. prazdnik 10 ijunja Says:

    Thu, 10/18/18 - 06:02


    prazdnik 10 ijunja... [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]...
  13. web design tool Says:

    Fri, 10/19/18 - 06:59


    web design tool... [...]please stop by the web sites we stick to, including this a single, because it represents our picks from the web[...]...
  14. junk removal virginia Says:

    Sat, 10/20/18 - 03:02


    junk removal virginia... [...]very handful of web-sites that take place to become comprehensive beneath, from our point of view are undoubtedly nicely really worth checking out[...]...
  15. waterproof vibrator collection Says:

    Sun, 10/21/18 - 08:29


    waterproof vibrator collection... [...]Every after inside a although we decide on blogs that we read. Listed beneath would be the newest sites that we opt for [...]...
  16. naga poker Says:

    Sun, 10/21/18 - 04:27


    naga poker... [...]Every once in a though we opt for blogs that we read. Listed below would be the latest internet sites that we decide on [...]...
  17. معلم صحي الكويت Says:

    Wed, 10/24/18 - 02:01


    معلم صحي الكويت... [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nevertheless actually really worth taking a look, whoa did one understand about Mid East has got a lot more problerms as well [...]...
  18. moving helpers DC Says:

    Wed, 10/24/18 - 02:25


    moving helpers DC... [...]The information talked about inside the write-up are some of the most effective offered [...]...
  19. thrusting vibrator Says:

    Wed, 10/24/18 - 03:57


    thrusting vibrator... [...]here are some links to sites that we link to for the reason that we assume they are worth visiting[...]...
  20. wireless magic wand Says:

    Wed, 10/24/18 - 06:07


    wireless magic wand... [...]we came across a cool website that you simply could possibly delight in. Take a appear when you want[...]...
  21. thrusting shaft Says:

    Wed, 10/24/18 - 09:16


    thrusting shaft... [...]Here is a superb Weblog You might Discover Intriguing that we Encourage You[...]...
  22. top wand massager Says:

    Wed, 10/24/18 - 11:59


    top wand massager... [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine a few unrelated data, nevertheless truly worth taking a search, whoa did a single discover about Mid East has got much more problerms as well [...]...
  23. gorilla playset assembly Says:

    Thu, 10/25/18 - 04:40


    gorilla playset assembly... [...]check beneath, are some completely unrelated internet sites to ours, even so, they're most trustworthy sources that we use[...]...
  24. assemblers inc Says:

    Fri, 10/26/18 - 06:42


    assemblers inc... [...]check beneath, are some completely unrelated web sites to ours, however, they're most trustworthy sources that we use[...]...
  25. סרטי סקס Says:

    Sun, 10/28/18 - 08:14


    סרטי סקס... [...]we came across a cool web-site that you simply could possibly love. Take a look when you want[...]...
  26. trahnet video voland seks Says:

    Sun, 10/28/18 - 10:07


    trahnet video voland seks... [...]that will be the finish of this post. Here you?ll locate some websites that we feel you?ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]...
  27. rf32fmqdbxw/aa Says:

    Mon, 10/29/18 - 05:38


    rf32fmqdbxw/aa... [...]Wonderful story, reckoned we could combine some unrelated data, nonetheless seriously really worth taking a search, whoa did 1 master about Mid East has got more problerms too [...]...
  28. Interieur inspiratie Says:

    Mon, 10/29/18 - 11:16


    Interieur inspiratie... [...]very handful of sites that occur to become comprehensive below, from our point of view are undoubtedly effectively really worth checking out[...]...
  29. Brazzers Free Says:

    Fri, 11/02/18 - 04:30


    Brazzers Free... [...]we came across a cool web-site that you simply may appreciate. Take a appear in case you want[...]...
  30. Hard Drive Destruction Says:

    Fri, 11/02/18 - 06:19


    Hard Drive Destruction... [...]here are some links to sites that we link to for the reason that we think they are worth visiting[...]...
  31. otvaracie hodiny Says:

    Sat, 11/03/18 - 11:21


    otvaracie hodiny... [...]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I adore but do not get a great deal of link adore from[...]...
  32. download pc games free full version Says:

    Mon, 11/05/18 - 03:02


    download pc games free full version... [...]always a major fan of linking to bloggers that I appreciate but really don't get quite a bit of link like from[...]...
  33. apps download for pc Says:

    Mon, 11/05/18 - 07:02


    apps download for pc... [...]below you?ll uncover the link to some websites that we consider you ought to visit[...]...
  34. sex toy Says:

    Tue, 11/06/18 - 01:59


    sex toy... [...]below you?ll locate the link to some sites that we assume it is best to visit[...]...
  35. Axe parfum Says:

    Tue, 11/06/18 - 05:39


    Axe parfum... [...]usually posts some really fascinating stuff like this. If you?re new to this site[...]...
  36. masagger Says:

    Tue, 11/06/18 - 03:06


    masagger... [...]Here is a great Blog You might Obtain Exciting that we Encourage You[...]...
  37. free instagram followers Says:

    Thu, 11/08/18 - 06:31


    free instagram followers... [...]Every when inside a while we decide on blogs that we study. Listed beneath are the most up-to-date web pages that we opt for [...]...
  38. healthcare Says:

    Fri, 11/09/18 - 12:16


    healthcare... [...]Sites of interest we have a link to[...]...
  39. jimmy choo Says:

    Fri, 11/09/18 - 10:15


    jimmy choo... [...]Here is a good Blog You might Find Exciting that we Encourage You[...]...
  40. Used Sampling Heads by Tektronix at used-line Says:

    Fri, 11/09/18 - 10:48


    Used Sampling Heads by Tektronix at used-line... [...]that would be the end of this report. Here you?ll obtain some web-sites that we consider you?ll appreciate, just click the links over[...]...
  41. dolce and gabbana Says:

    Sat, 11/10/18 - 06:27


    dolce and gabbana... [...]we like to honor numerous other net internet sites on the web, even when they aren?t linked to us, by linking to them. Beneath are some webpages worth checking out[...]...
  42. Google Says:

    Sat, 11/10/18 - 10:26


    Google... Below you?ll obtain the link to some web-sites that we think you'll want to visit....
  43. sm-g930azkaatt Says:

    Sun, 11/11/18 - 05:51


    sm-g930azkaatt... [...]one of our visitors recently encouraged the following website[...]...
  44. dong Says:

    Mon, 11/12/18 - 06:21


    dong... [...]although internet websites we backlink to beneath are considerably not connected to ours, we feel they may be actually worth a go by means of, so have a look[...]...
CagePotatoMMA