UFC Releases Statements Regarding Suspension of Anthony Johnson , Releasing Thiago Silva
By FCF Staff
Not long after Thiago Silva was invited back to the UFC, following the news authorities in Florida had dropped their case against him, the promotion has announced the fighter’s been released.
The UFC posted the following statement on Friday, after new evidence regarding Silva was relayed in a report from the Brazilian outlet Globo.com.
Thiago Silva was released from his UFC contract on Feb. 7 due to his arrest by police in South Florida. The charges against Silva were dropped by the Broward County District Attorney’s office and Silva was re-signed to the UFC earlier this month. Based on new information received today in the form of video and audio evidence, Silva has been terminated from his UFC contract.
The UFC has also announced it’s suspended Anthony Johnson, after a report from Bloody Elbow has revealed the fighter’s been accused of assaulting the mother of his two children.
We are aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson. As a result, we are suspending him indefinitely. We are using a third-party law firm to conduct a formal investigation and once we have more information, we’ll determine whether further course of action is necessary.
Johnson has denied the charges via social media, however, by stating:
The shit ppl will say and the lengths ppl will go just to tell a Fucking lie is ridiculous.
That’s all I’m going to say and thank you all for the support and positive feedback that I’m getting.
The light-heavyweight is coming off a stoppage win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in July.