Johnson reportedly charged with misdemeanor domestic violence.
UFC's Anthony "Rumble" Johnson was reportedly arrested for domestic violence on Monday night, after the 35-year old fighter admitted to grabbing and carrying his girlfriend into another room during an argument.
According to TMZ Sports, Johnson spoke with police last night after the incident and explained that he never intended to harm his girlfriend, he just did not want to argue with her anymore. However, cops determined his actions warranted a domestic violence arrest and he was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence.
Johnson's girlfriend allegedly started to pack his belongings in an effort to throw him out of the house when he "put her in a football hold" and carried her into another room. According to TMZ Sports, she claims "she was scared due to his size and martial arts experience."
Johnson, who most recently competed in UFC's Light Heavyweight division, retired from the sport after his loss to Daniel Cormier in 2017. He boasts a 22-6 record over the course of his career including victories against Alexander Gustafsson, Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader, Dan Hardy and Glover Teixeira. Johnson is currently working for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship (BKFC) in a fighter relations role.