Alex Nicholson has been under investigation by the UFC for the last few months for an alleged domestic violence incident that took place this past May.
The UFC’s law firm, Campbell & Williams, spoke with Nicholson, his fiancée and others, but found no evidence of any wrongdoing by the fighter as it relates to the domestic violence charge, MMA Fighting was the first to report this.
Here is the UFC’s full statement on the matter:
"Following a third-party investigation of the matter by the law firm of Campbell & Williams, UFC was informed that no sufficient evidence exists which indicates an act of domestic violence occurred as it concerns Alex Nicholson. Both Mr. Nicholson and his fiancée were interviewed, and all reports of the matter were thoroughly reviewed. It should be noted that the investigation confirmed that the State Attorney of Florida declined to proceed with a case against Mr. Nicholson, and the case was dismissed. UFC reserves the right to reevaluate the matter should new information be made available."
The incident under investigation happened at a 7-11 this past May. A clerk called police stating that Nicholson was physical with his fiancée. Nicholson can be heard on the line saying that he did not lay a hand on her.
Nicholson is competing tonight at UFC Fight Night 98, which takes place at the Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico with Tony Ferguson and Rafael Dos Anjos headlining.