On Thursday night, the UFC announced the civil case against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson has been voluntarily dismissed. As a result, the light heavyweight contender’s indefinite suspension has officially been lifted by the UFC.

The promotion released a full statement which can be found below:

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. 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.

The UFC organization will not tolerate domestic violence, sexual assault or any other violation of its Code of Conduct. The organization is committed to thoroughly investigating all allegations and taking the appropriate action when warranted.

According to the September report Johnson allegedly struck a woman in 2012, knocking out two of her teeth in the process. Following the incident, the women declined to press charges. Only three years prior to this incident, Johnson faced multiple charges including domestic violence. Johnson went on to plead “nolo contendere” and was sentenced to three years probation.

This news should also come as a relief to Alexander Gustafsson, who has been looking for an opponent ever since his planned December fight with Johnson fell through after his suspension was announced. Gustafsson was also linked to a potential matchup Johnson’s teammate Rashad Evans on a future UFC on FOX card. However, Evans would later reveal he would need more time to rehab his surgically repaired knee, thus putting an end to the talks of a potential fight with Gustafsson.

Johnson (18-4), who is currently riding an eight-fight win streak, was last seen earning a violent first round knockout victory over former Pride legend Antônio Rogério Nogueira in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 12. Prior to this win, ‘Rumble’ picked up arguably the biggest win of his career in the form of a unanimous decision victory over former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion Phil Davis at UFC 172 in April.

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