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Despite two-fight skid, Lavar Johnson avoids UFC pink slip

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With the UFC in roster-trimming mode, heavyweight Lavar Johnson likely was on shaky ground following a lackluster decision loss to Brendan Schaub this past weekend at UFC 157.

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Post #1   3/1/13 11:47:20AM   

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Although the guy comes to bang every fight, I feel he probably should have been let go. He had absolutely no ground game and every heavyweight knows it. If he loses his next fight he will be on the outside looking in

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Post #2   3/1/13 11:55:23AM   

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He's lucky to be a HW

Post #3   3/1/13 11:59:37AM   

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He'll get one more chance because he's a HW.

Post #4   3/1/13 12:09:05PM   

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I can see Big Lavar getting his walking papers after his next fight. He's just not well rounded enough to last in this day an age

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I think this might also have something to do w/ Schaub's performance. he landed more punches on his back than Schaub did on top. lavar was on his back nearly the entire fight, yet Schaub is the one who got the medical suspension

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can't we say that bout Pat Barry who has ZERO ground game too..who Johnson also ko'd..and Shane dumb Rosario should have took it to the ground and finished it but didnt cuz his fight iq isnt all there..i rather see Johnson in the UFC then Barry..at least Johnson hasnt been finished in his UFC career unlike Barry who is 5-5 and has been finished in all of his losses and got CHOKED out by Cro Cop, imo the most embarrassing thing that prolly could happen and prolly the hardest i ever laughed while watching an UFC event, seriously i laughed pretty damn hard when i saw that and spit a lil bit of my beer out..yeah yeah Barry a really cool guy and what not..but that doesnt mean u belong in the UFC..

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Posted by RhythmAndStyle

can't we say that bout Pat Barry who has ZERO ground game too..who Johnson also ko'd..and Shane dumb Rosario should have took it to the ground and finished it but didnt cuz his fight iq isnt all there..i rather see Johnson in the UFC then Barry..at least Johnson hasnt been finished in his UFC career unlike Barry who is 5-5 and has been finished in all of his losses and got CHOKED out by Cro Cop, imo the most embarrassing thing that prolly could happen and prolly the hardest i ever laughed while watching an UFC event, seriously i laughed pretty damn hard when i saw that and spit a lil bit of my beer out..yeah yeah Barry a really cool guy and what not..but that doesnt mean u belong in the UFC..

So you could get beat up by Mirko and then outgrapple him? And you can beat Barry any way you want?

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The UFC just came to bang bro. Big Lavar, Dan Hardy, Leonard Garcia all deserve raises IMO. MMA should be nothing more than sloppy boxing.

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Posted by RhythmAndStyle

can't we say that bout Pat Barry who has ZERO ground game too..who Johnson also ko'd..and Shane dumb Rosario should have took it to the ground and finished it but didnt cuz his fight iq isnt all there..i rather see Johnson in the UFC then Barry..at least Johnson hasnt been finished in his UFC career unlike Barry who is 5-5 and has been finished in all of his losses and got CHOKED out by Cro Cop, imo the most embarrassing thing that prolly could happen and prolly the hardest i ever laughed while watching an UFC event, seriously i laughed pretty damn hard when i saw that and spit a lil bit of my beer out..yeah yeah Barry a really cool guy and what not..but that doesnt mean u belong in the UFC..



Do you remember the Rosario fight? He DID try to take it to take it to the ground, and had Barry in a few submissions , including a rear naked choke and armbar which Barry escaped. Barry showed improvements in his ground game.

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I'm a fan of Lavar. Glad there giving him another chance. Theres a lot less heavys in the UFC so I think they should be given a little leeway.

Post #11   3/1/13 1:37:14PM   

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I didn't see lavar leaving.
Schaub was the boring one. Lavar was trying to take his head off

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Meathead vs. The Big Rock sounds good to me.

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Posted by frizzzlecake

Meathead vs. The Big Rock sounds good to me.



Meathead is fighting DeFries I think. I'd like to see Big Lavar fight Duffman.

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As much as I enjoy watching Lavar fight, he should just get the boot for not training properly. He knew this was the gameplan for Schaub, and on top of that. he had over a year to prepare for this fight.
To top if off the fight was a snoozefest and a very frustrating fight to watch.

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