Injury wipes Lavar Johnson out of UFC on Fox 5 fight with Schaub


Well, so much for the UFC on Fox 5 card being injury free.

After Dana White issued a warning to all of the fighters to tone down the training, Lavar Johnson ends up pulling a groin and will no longer be able to face Brendan Schaub at next weekend’s UFC on Fox 5 card. The two heavyweights were set to battle on the FX prelims but Dana White reluctantly had to make the announcement via Twitter a little over a week before the event, which takes place in Seattle.

“Lavar Johnson is out of the Fox prelims with a pulled groin. He was fighting Brendan Schaub,” White tweeted. Surely, White was a bit miffed to hear that another fighter has gone down due to injury as 2012 has seen a number of fighters injured before their scheduled fight. The UFC President joked on Tuesday’s conference call about this card remaining intact and asked that everyone take their training down a notch just so they can remain healthy. Unfortunately, Johnson couldn’t avoid the injury plague.

It is not yet known whether a replacement fighter will be named or if they will have to pull the fight from the card altogether.

  • schuab dodged a bullet.

  • Schaub should be thankful Johnson got hurt. He just avoided getting knocked out again.

  • It's a shame for us fight fans but I bet Schaub's consciousness is thankfull.
    Seriously though, wasn't an important fight but was just going to be fun as hell to watch

  • KF sharp page wouldnt let me,,

  • Lucky for Schaub, usually a third loss means your cut and if he got ktfo by big nog and rothwell i dont see how he could last against Lavar!
    just checked Lavar`s record its so obvious what any bodies game plan against this guy should be.All his wins are by ko/tko except one sub and all his losses are by submission!
    this guy gets a ground game and he could be the next champ!