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UFC "Disappointed" In Johnson After Gym Conflict With Woman

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The UFC will allow light heavyweight contender Anthony "Rumble" Johnson to fight next weekend at UFC 191 despite his behavior surrounding a recent conflict with a woman at a gym.

In a statement issued Monday night, the UFC says it is "extremely disappointed" by the actions of Johnson, who has repeatedly faced allegations of domestic abuse.

Johnson (19-4) posted a Facebook rant this month about a confrontation with a woman during his workout. He boasted that he threw the woman's yoga mat after they argued about where Johnson could lift weights.

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The UFC says Johnson personally apologized to the woman. He also agreed to undergo counseling and will make a donation to an unnamed Florida-based women's charity.

Johnson fights Jimi Manuwa on the UFC's pay-per-view card Sept. 5 in Las Vegas.