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The NFL’s recent string of violent behavior is rubbing off on its fellow sports leagues in the worst way possible.

According to two separate reports, UFC star Anthony Johnson has been suspended indefinitely for allegedly knocking out his wife’s teeth and notorious bad boy Thiago Silva has been banned altogether (again).

Via Bloody Elbow:

It did not take long for the UFC to act on recent developments surrounding Thiago Silva and Anthony Johnson. In two separate statements released today, the promotion confirmed Silva’s contract has been terminated yet again after ex-wife Thaysa Kamiji uploaded audio/video evidence detailing his alleged past of cocaine use and domestic abuse:

Thiago Silva was released from his UFC contract on Feb. 7 due to his arrest by police in South Florida. The charges against Silva were dropped by the Broward County District Attorney’s office and Silva was re-signed to the UFC earlier this month. Based on new information received today in the form of video and audio evidence, Silva has been terminated from his UFC contract.

Bloody Elbow has now learned that the mother of two of Johnson’s children called the police and filed a police report alleging that she is receiving threats which she believes are coming from Johnson’s friends and that, in 2012, he struck her and knocked out two of her teeth.

Johnson was arrested in 2009 after an altercation with a different woman and charged with domestic violence, battery, death threats and destroying a phone to prevent the report of a crime. Johnson pleaded “nolo contendere” in 2010 to a misdemeanor charge of domestic violence for which he was sentenced to serve three years probation, community service, and was to attend domestic violence counseling.

UFC released statements following the latest findings:

We are aware of the situation involving Anthony Johnson. As a result, we are suspending him indefinitely. We are using a third-party law firm to conduct a formal investigation and once we have more information, we’ll determine whether further course of action is necessary.

Thiago Silva was released from his UFC contract on Feb. 7 due to his arrest by police in South Florida. The charges against Silva were dropped by the Broward County District Attorney’s office and Silva was re-signed to the UFC earlier this month. Based on new information received today in the form of video and audio evidence, Silva has been terminated from his UFC contract.

Photo: UFC

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