Johnson injured, out of next Saturday's UFC on FOX 5

by Matt Erickson | source:

Brendan Schaub was looking for a fight against Lavar Johnson. He got it, but now it'll have to wait.

Johnson (17-6 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been forced out of his heavyweight fight against Schaub (8-3 MMA, 4-3 UFC) in just over a week. The two were scheduled to meet at UFC on FOX 5 on Dec. 8.

A pulled groin is to blame for taking Johnson out of the fight. UFC President Dana White late Thursday announced Johnson's injury on Twitter.

Schaub took to social media, himself, to relay his disappointment in having the fight drop out just several days before he was to leave for Seattle, saying "Frustrated would be an understatement."

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Barry_BondsMVP site profile image  

12/1/12 8:12 PM by Barry_BondsMVP

Lavar is actually pretty tough to take down...and he was getting in some ground work with John Salter here...Schaub wasn't going to out clinch Lavar either.

kwnel2178 site profile image  

12/1/12 6:02 PM by kwnel2178

I didn't see Lavar Winning this fight anyways, his striking very good but I think Schaub would dominate him on the ground largely due to Lavar poor wrestling.

Salokcin69 site profile image  

12/1/12 2:46 PM by Salokcin69


Motivated Penn site profile image  

12/1/12 2:40 PM by Motivated Penn

Pulled groin is a serious injury. Imagine doing any athletics "missing" 1x hip adductor.Ya can't do it, buddy.Sucks too, I dunno if Lavar Johnson will ever hold the BELT, but he's a lot of fun :D

newjack900 site profile image  

12/1/12 2:39 PM by newjack900

Obviously you have never pulled a groin... one of the most painful 'pull' type of injuries you can have.. they are so painfully awkward to go through and it just about cripples you from any activity. You can never get comfortable with a groin puil, whereas with a calf, quad, or hammy you can kinda just elevate it and relax.. it's also very easy to re-injure once you think it's been healed up.. just a pain in the ass all around really. Get well soon LJ

newjack900 site profile image  

12/1/12 2:34 PM by newjack900

double, apologies

Jaybrone site profile image  

12/1/12 9:50 AM by Jaybrone

We want Arlovski!

A bailie site profile image  

12/1/12 9:41 AM by A bailie

Why don't we see if Lavars cousin can fill in? #boots2asses

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12/1/12 9:38 AM by OregonChaelClosedDueToBandWagonCrash


FlaccidJoe Isn't Elite site profile image  

11/30/12 11:31 PM by FlaccidJoe Isn't Elite

Schaub wouldn't survive against a real wrestler like Batista.