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Cheick Kongo: UFC threw me away after treating me like s--t

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Cheick Kongo will return to action this Friday night (Sept. 5, 2014) when he faces Lavar Johnson on the Spike TV main card of Bellator 123, which takes place inside Mohegan SunShow More Summary

Bellator 123 Adds Cheick Kongo vs. Lavar Johnson, King Mo vs. Tom DeBlass, And the Debut of Bobby Lashley [#FridayNightWars]

(Disclaimer: Black guys not drawn to scale.) On September 5th, Southeastern Connecticut is going to host way more top-notch MMA than it deserves, honestly. That's the date of #FridayNightWars (hashtag patent-pending), the night whenShow More Summary

Bellator 116 on Spike TV results: Ivanov subs Johnson, Matyushenko retires with loss, and Ortiz announces his comeback

A good night for the Russians... Blagoi Ivanov kept his undefeated record intact on Friday night (April 11, 2014), as he submitted Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran Lavar Johnson via Americana in the main event of Bellator...Show More Summary

Bellator 116: Results and Recap from Lavar Johnson vs. Blagoi Ivanov

While Bellator 115 was completely free of any tournament fights, Bellator 116 was chock-full of them. In the main event Friday from Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., formidable Sambo practitioner Blagoi Ivanov (who beat Fedor...Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson Suffers 1-Punch KO Loss to Vinicius Spartan in Bellator Debut

Lavar Johnson is known for his longtime allergy to the judges. Win or lose, Johnson has always been somebody who sees fights finished. Tonight was no different, but he can't like the results. The former WEC, Strikeforce and UFC fighter...Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson Makes Dumb Mistake in Failing to Reveal TRT Usage

Lavar Johnson's last few appearances in the Ultimate Fighting Championship were nothing much to write home about. Two consecutive losses—a first-round submission to Stefan Struve followed by one of the most boring heavyweight battles in recent memory against Brendan Schaub—spelled the end of Johnson's UFC run. Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson Has a Rather Bizarre Explanation for That Failed Drug Test of His

(Awwwwwwwww yeeeaaaaaah. GIF via TheBigLead) Lavar Johnson's once-promising UFC career ended in the least respectable way possible: a boring lay-and-pray loss at the hands of Brendan Schaub at UFC 157, followed by a failed drug testShow More Summary

Lavar Johnson denies steroid use following UFC release: 'I was prescribed TRT by a doctor’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Lavar Johnson received his walking papers from the world's largest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion after his loss to Brendan Schaub at UFC 157 earlier this year, following...Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson Joins the Ever-Growing List of UFC Washouts to Be Signed By Bellator

(Don't worry, Brendan, you're not far behind. Photo via Getty.) I think I'm officially done giving a shit about Bellator, you guys. I know, I'm sure Bjorn will be crushed to hear this news, but it has become more and more apparent as...Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson Fired Following UFC 157 Drug Test; ‘Big’ Admits to Undergoing Testosterone Replacement Therapy

("HYPOGONADISM BITCH, ALL DAY!" / Photo via Esther Lin @ MMAFighting) Though his job appeared to be safe following his UFC 157 decision loss to Brendan Schaub, pissing dirty for steroids turned out to be the kiss of death for heavyweight Lavar "Big" Johnson. Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson's Release Shows That the UFC Still Needs Standard Punishment

The news of Lavar Johnson's release from the UFC on Thursday shouldn't have surprised anyone. Not really, anyway. But I wouldn't blame you if you were at least a little bit surprised, because it's not as though the UFC has been remarkably...Show More Summary

UFC Cuts Lavar Johnson from Heavyweight Roster Due to Failed Drug Test

Following a failed drug test and a decisive loss at UFC 157, heavyweight slugger Lavar Johnson is no longer part of the promotion. MMA Junkie confirmed the news on Thursday, speaking with "sources close to Johnson." This latest release...Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson and Alex Caceres suspended for recent UFC drug test failures

You know the old saying: Do the crime, do the time. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Lavar Johnson, who flunked his post-fight drug test following a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub last month in Anaheim, was...Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson Faces Suspension and Fine After Positive Drug Test at UFC 157

The drug test results from UFC 157 in Anaheim have been returned, but heavyweight Lavar Johnson has been flagged for an infraction after his test returned positive. According to Andy Foster, executive director of the California State...Show More Summary

UFC 157 drug test results cause 'Big' trouble for Lavar Johnson due to elevated testosterone levels

Uh oh. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight super-slugger Lavar Johnson is in "Big" trouble with the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC). The Strikeforce import is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Brendan Schaub...Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson’s Post-UFC 157 Drug Test Comes Back Positive for Elevated Testosterone

(Image via Esther Lin/MMAFighting.com) UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson — who directly inspired our "Will You Be Fired..." flowchart by not getting fired following his UFC 157 loss to Brendan Schaub — caught a bit of bad news yesterday....Show More Summary

Lavar Johnson Remains Employed with the UFC Despite Two-Fight Losing Streak

Lavar Johnson lost his last two fights inside the Octagon in ugly fashion, but the UFC brass has determined "Big" still deserves a spot with the promotion. Following the recent overhaul of the UFC's roster and president Dana White 's...Show More Summary

3 Reasons to Believe Stefan Struve Will Only Get Better

UFC heavyweight Stefan Struve is currently riding a four-fight winning streak. In that current streak, he has defeated Pat Barry and Lavar Johnson by submission and Dave Herman and Stipe Miocic by knockout. He is only 25 years old and has improved and grown in his last four fights. Show More Summary

UFC 157: What We Learned from Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub

For the final FX prelim of the evening, heavyweight sluggers Brendan Schaub and Lavar Johnson squared off in a pairing that promised to deliver a knockout but didn't. Coming into UFC 157, Schaub and Johnson had collectively went to the judges one time in 34 fights. Show More Summary

UFC 157: ‘Well-rounded’ Brendan Schaub won’t 'stand-and-bang' once he feels Lavar Johnson's power

News flash: Lavar Johnson hits hard. Really, really hard. After making an explosive Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut back at UFC on FOX 2, knocking out the tough-as-nails Joey Beltran in the very first round with powerful bombs,...Show More Summary

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