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UFC Releases Lavar Johnson

Lavar Johnson vs. Carl SeumanutafaIn an unsurprising move, the UFC has elected to cut ties with heavyweight Lavar Johnson. The heavyweight was suspended for nine months following a positive test for elevated levels of testosterone. MMAJunkie first reported the fighter’s release from the UFC.

Johnson was originally sparred a pink slip following his UFC 157 loss to Brendan Schaub but the positive test sealed his fate. The former Strikeforce import went 2-2 in the UFC, dropping his final two bouts in the promotion after winning his first two.

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