UFC Investigating Alex Nicholson For Alleged Domestic Violence


It hasn't been the greatest month for UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson.

Last month at UFC 202, Nicholson was in the corner of Mike Perry when he fought Hyun Gyu Lim. As Lim got introduced by Bruce Buffer, you could clearly hear Nicholson making racist taunts at Lim.

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The UFC conducted an investigation and gave Nicholson a warning. They are now investigating a new matter involving the Florida native as MMAFighting obtained an Orlando police report saying that in May, Nicholson allegedly picked up his fiance at a 7-11, carried her outside and dropped her to the ground. The reports say after dropping her, people had to pull Nicholson off her, and brought her back inside the convenience store, locking Nicholson out.

Nicholson said he never touched her but Orlando police noticed a contusion on his fiance's head. Initially, she told police she didn't know Nicholson and wouldn't fill out a domestic violence report. Later on, she allegedly told police she was “afraid to be around him.

Charges ended up not being filed against Nicholson but the UFC still wants to take a look into the matter.

"UFC reviewed the matter in question and noted that the State Attorney of Florida declined to proceed with a case against Alex Nicholson, and the case was dismissed," the UFC's statement read. "UFC takes allegations of domestic violence very seriously and will refer all information to a third-party law firm for additional review. UFC is committed to thoroughly exploring all allegations and taking appropriate actions following the completion of a third-party investigation."

Nicholson is slated to face Sam Alvey at UFC Fight Night 97 on October 15 in the Philippines.



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