Archive: Lavar Johnson

Oct 5, 2013 11:53 am

Bellator Results & Video Highlights: Kongo Gets Second Round TKO, Lavar Johnson Loses

The final results are in for Bellator MMA’s event live from California’s Visalia Convention Center. The event was headlined by the Bellator Heavyweight Semifinals with Cheick Kong defeating Mark Godbeer and Vinicius Spartan finishing Lavar Johnson to advance to the Bellator Heavyweight Tournament Final. The Bellator Middleweight Tournament continued with Brennan Ward defeating Joe Pacheco...

Oct 2, 2013 7:31 am

Lavar Johnson discusses TRT suspension

36-year-old heavyweight, Lavar Johnson, appeared on Monday’s episode of ‘The MMA Hour,’ where he discussed his suspension by the California State Athletic Commission for elevated levels of testosterone following his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157. The loss was Johnson’s second in a row and he was subsequently released by the UFC. “What happened was basically I was...

Jun 13, 2013 1:06 pm

Pat Barry: Steroids not a factor

UFC heavyweight Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) is set to square off with Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) at this Saturday’s UFC 161 pay-per-view event in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Barry is one of the UFC’s ‘smaller’ heavyweights, normally giving up a considerable size advantage to his octagon opponents. Barry recently watched one of...


Mar 25, 2013 10:08 am

Cain Velasquez Says His Body Proves He’s An All Natural Fighter | UFC NEWS

  With the UFC’s recent cut of heavyweight fighter, Lavar Johnson, who failed his UFC 157 post-fight drug test with testosterone levels consistent with steroid use, the Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) debates have opened once again.  In a recent interview with MMAFighting.com, UFC heavyweight champion, Cain Velasquez, denounced PED’s and...

Mar 21, 2013 3:38 pm

Lavar Johnson Cut From The UFC For Failed Drug Test | UFC NEWS

Lavar Johnson, failed a drug test following UFC 157 bout opposite Brendan Schaub which ended in a unanimous decision loss. An elevated testestosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) ratio of 6.6-to-1 triggered a carbon isotope ratio (CIR) test that confirmed Johnson had testosterone in his system that “was consistent with the administration of a steroid.” A rep for American...

Mar 19, 2013 6:42 pm

Lavar Johnson Flagged For Elevated Testosterone Following UFC 157 Loss | UFC News

A post-fight drug screening after Lavar Johnson’s fight against Brendan Schaub at UFC 157 was flagged for elevated levels of testosterone. As first reported by MMAJunkie.com, CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster stated that an additional carbon isotope test revealed “the testosterone was consistent with the administration of a steroid”. The commission tested the fighters for...

Mar 7, 2013 9:19 am

Pat Barry vs. Shawn Jordan official for UFC 161 in Winnipeg | UFC News

A heavyweight bout between Pat Barry (8-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) and Shawn Jordan (14-4 MMA, 2-1 UFC) is the latest addition to the recently announced UFC 161 card set for June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Following recent losses to Cheick Kongo, Stefan Struve and Lavar Johnson, it appeared that Pat Barry was in a...

Dec 20, 2012 8:01 am

Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub rescheduled for UFC 157 | UFC News

UFC officials announced yesterday that a heavyweight clash between Lavar Johnson (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) and Brendan Scahub (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) has been made official for UFC 157 in February. Schaub and Johnson were initially slated to meet earlier this month at UFC on FOX 5 in Seattle, however, Johnson was forced to pull out of the...

Dec 10, 2012 10:24 am

Schaub vs. Johnson Shifted To UFC 157 | UFC NEWS

Originally scheduled to face off on last weekend’s UFC on FOX 5 preliminary card, Schaub vs. Johnson was forced to be rescheduled after a last minute Johnson withdrawal. The two heavyweights are now set to face off in Anaheim on the UFC 157 fight card. UFC 157 is set to take place on February 23...

Dec 4, 2012 9:58 am

Mark Hunt vs Stefan Struve Likely for UFC on Fuel TV 8 | UFC News

UFC is looking to match heavyweights Mark Hunt and Stefan Struve  at UFC on Fuel TV 8, which will be taking place in Japan’s Saitama Super Arena on March 2.  Bout agreements have yet to be signed but is expected to air on the FUEL TV main card. Hunt vs. Struve was supposed to initially take...

Oct 23, 2012 6:58 pm

Pat Barry vs. Shane Del Rosario set for TUF 16 Finale | UFC News

A heavyweight match-up between Pat Barry (7-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) and Shane Del Rosario (11-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) has been scheduled for the TUF 16 Finale on December the 15th. Both fighters are looking to rebound from devastating stoppage defeats. Pat Barry in particular finds himself in desperate need of a win. This after losing...

Aug 29, 2012 2:36 am

Brendan Schaub Plans To Test His 'Weak Chin' Against Lavar Johnson | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister Brendan Schaub comments on his next bout against Lavar Johnson. The bout is set to take place at UFC on Fox 5 Dec. 8, 2012 from Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Schaub has been finished in his past two bout via knockout. Firstly losing to Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134 in Brazil the...

May 29, 2012 3:57 pm

UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir Salary Report | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 took place on May 26th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was the first entire heavyweight main card and nearly every fight delivered excitement and a finish with nine finishes total on the incredible twelve fight card. Junior dos Santos successfully defended his belt in the main event....

May 27, 2012 3:04 pm

Aftermath | The Best And Worst Of UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

UFC 146 was a battle of the Goliaths ending quicker than scheduled due to a night full of finishes that did not disappoint. Main Card Lavar Johnson was looking to knock out the “Skyscraper”.   They clinch,  Stefan Struve jumps guard and submits Lavar Johnson with his superior grappling via armbar  in Round 1 ending this...

May 25, 2012 3:38 pm

Exclusive | Phil Baroni Predicts UFC 146 & His Next Fight | UFC News

By: Chris Taylor The UFC Heavyweight Championship is on the line at UFC 146 this Saturday, as Junior Dos Santos looks to defend his belt against two-time former champion Frank Mir. All of the fights on the PPV portion of the event will take place in the heavyweight division. Phil Baroni was good enough to...

May 23, 2012 4:37 pm

Dos Santos Heavily Favored Over Mir At UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

With fight night only four days away, the official betting lines for UFC 146 have been released. Odds for the event have been out for a good while now, but all the injuries and changes to the event caused a lot of bet cancelations and forced the bookies to work overtime. The odds for the...