Lavar Johnson Out of UFC on Fox 5, Brendan Schaub Pulled from the Card

November 29, 2012
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Dana White’s warning for fighters to tone it down is safe for the main card of UFC on Fox 5, but one of the top competitors on the FX prelims is now off the show.

Lavar Johnson has suffered a pulled groin and will be forced out of his scheduled fight against Brendan Schaub.

UFC President Dana White made the announcement via Twitter on Thursday night.

“Lavar Johnson is out of the Fox prelims with a pulled groin. He was fighting Brendan Schaub,” wrote White.

Schaub vs. Johnson was expected to be the featured bout on the UFC on Fox preliminary card airing on FX.

White did not mention if Schaub would get a new opponent or not, and calls to Schaub’s management team at Alchemist Management were not immediately returned to MMAWeekly.com at the time of publication.

UPDATE: Speaking to sources close to the fighter, MMAWeekly.com has learned that Brendan Schaub will not remain on the UFC on Fox 5 cared, and no replacement will be found in time for him to still fight.

Schaub will likely receive some compensation for his fight being pulled, and he’ll await the chance to fight on a card in the near future.

  • WhiteyWhiteman

    Kongo Possibly?

    • BobLemons

      Kongo doesn’t do short notice fights apparently…

      • shakejunt

        forgot it was part of their contract to do so

  • weiss

    not on 8 days notice

    • WhiteyWhiteman

      Then who??

  • Peter S

    And Schaub breaths a sigh of relief

    • Willie T

      Actually he’s very dissapointed about the fight being taken off the card, as with all of us.

    • adam1848

      I personally thought this was a good match up. Even though Schaub has been knocked out by powerful guys in the past (which Johnson obviously is) I don’t know if that is necessarily a prescription for his future. You can’t teach a welter weight to have a better chin, but you can teach a heavy weight better foot work and head movement, which I think have been Schaub’s weak areas in the past. I don’t think he’ll ever make top 5, but I personally wouldn’t be so quick to sleep on a guy as athletic as Schaub.

  • mmaking505

    Mark hunt or struve

  • Or-y-gun gangster

    Sonnen? :)

  • stevemcz11

    It begins. This card is doomed. Bookies need to start taking bets on this. 5/1 says BJ or Shogun wont make it next week

  • ripped22000

    Getting hurt this close to a fight is incredibly stupid. If you aren’t in shape this close you’ll never be. The taper should’ve already started. Who is training these clowns?

  • http://www.CombatScienceMMA.com/ CombatScienceMMA

    Would have been a nice fight for both of them. Damn injuries.