Lavar Johnson Injures Groin, Withdraws from UFC on Fox 5 Bout Against Brendan Schaub
A heavyweight clash between Lavar
has been removed from the
UFC on FoX 5
UFC President Dana White announced via Twitter on Thursday that
Johnson pulled his groin and would no longer be able to compete in
the preliminary bout, which was scheduled to air on FX. UFC on Fox
5 takes place at the Key Arena in Seattle on Dec. 8 and is
headlined by a lightweight title tilt between Benson
Henderson and Nate Diaz.
Johnson last stepped into the Octagon at UFC 146, where he fell to
towering Dutchman Stefan
Struve via armbar in just 65 seconds. A veteran of the Strikeforce
World Extreme Cagefighting promotions, Johnson made his UFC
debut earlier this year, scoring a first-round knockout of durable
Beltran at UFC on Fox 2. “Big” then returned to action to stop
kickboxer Pat Barry via
first-round strikes in May. The 35-year-old Californian has
finished 15 of his 17 victories by knockout or technical
Schaub, 26, has lost his last two UFC appearances by first-round
knockout, falling to Antonio
Rodrigo Nogueira at UFC 134 and Ben Rothwell
at UFC 145. The Grudge Training Center representative owns notable
triumphs against Gabriel
Gonzaga and Mirko
Filipovic during his Octagon tenure.
“Frustrated would be an understatement. Back to the gym,” Schaub
wrote on Twitter.
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