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Old 05-17-2012, 06:13 PM   #1
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Lavar Johnson is getting another big opportunity.

A source close to the event today told [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] ([Only registered and activated users can see links. ]) that Johnson (17-5 MMA, 2-0 UFC) is expected to replace Mark Hunt (8-7 MMA, 3-1 UFC) in a heavyweight bout against Stefan Struve (23-5 MMA, 7-3 UFC) at UFC 146, which takes place May 26 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Hunt declined comment when contacted today. The reason for his withdrawal is unknown.

The "Super Samoan" was recently the subject of hardcore fanfare when Alistair Overeem's failed drug test opened the possibility of an opening opposite champ Junior Dos Santos. Although he picked up plenty of Twitter followers with a #RallyforMarkHunt Twitter campaign, Hunt fell short to Frank Mir, who now faces off with Dos Santos.

Johnson is fresh off his second network-televised fight, a first-round TKO over Pat Barry at UFC on FOX 3 that further solidified his status as one to watch in the UFC heavyweight division. It took him one round to dispatch Joey Beltran in his octagon debut at UFC on FOX 2.

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I don't quite know how to feel about this...
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #2
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Knee injury...

**** my life... Looks like the guy has pulled out of my fight too. No reason given.

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:33 PM   #3
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Unlucky for the HW division they will have to face Hunt when he returns instead of Struuve
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:34 PM   #4
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****.

he looked in good shape (for him) from the photos that i saw last week.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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I think Big Johnson kods him anyway, shame though as Mark had some momentum going and Struve was a good opponent with a decent ground game to test him if it got to the mat
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:05 PM   #6
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**** fight.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:09 PM   #7
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Default Re: UFC 146 News - Hunt out, Lavar Johnson in.

That sucks.

Hunt had a KO in the bag with this.

Johnson sucks ass.

if Struve can get him down, he will beat him with ease.

He'll probably get ko'ed tho. haha
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Old 05-17-2012, 08:06 PM   #8
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Struve still has to employ the same gameplan he would have against Hunt, so it isn't a huge change for him. It's still either get knocked the **** out, or win by submission.

Johnson has some very serious power.
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Old 05-17-2012, 11:37 PM   #9
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I hope Hunt comes back in the same shape he was in before the knee injury.
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Old 05-18-2012, 01:03 AM   #10
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**** fight.

Was Hunt/Struve that much better?
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Old 05-18-2012, 02:44 AM   #11
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Struve will sub Johnson easily IMO.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:56 AM   #12
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Struve will sub Johnson easily IMO.
You think? I don't get the whole Struve thing. Personally i think Johnson KO's him.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:23 PM   #13
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Hunt could have won this and put himself in contention. Johnsons a great replacement and he too could **** Struves world up. If Struve is smart, he'll take this to the ground and easily get the submission. Johnson looks like he doesn't know how to pace himself thus gasses and he very nearly got submitted by Pat Barry. His best bet at that rate is K1 3 rounders.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:02 PM   #14
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Struve is an idiot generally and probably stands with him.

If he goes for a takedown he wins easily though.
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Old 05-18-2012, 08:11 PM   #15
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Struve is an idiot generally and probably stands with him.

If he goes for a takedown he wins easily though.
Struve's prob is he doesn't use his reach and range. He stays in the pocket of a his oponents range and exchanges punches. He is still young with some potential but he has to improve his fight IQ. Staying in Lavars range won't be a good idea.
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