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Lavar Johnson doing great, wants to begin training as soon as possible

lavar johnsonFinally a breath of fresh air in the world of mixed martial arts in the form of some fantastic news pertaining to the condition of Strikeforce heavyweight Lavar Johnson.

Most fight fans are already fully aware that Lavar suffered serious injuries after being shot during 4th of July festivities being celebrated with close friends and family. Sadly, one man perished and three others were wounded in this senseless act of violence. has recently been able to confirm through Johnson’s management, Zinkin Entertainment, that Lavar has been released from the hospital and is doing “very well”.

Five Ounces also learned that Lavar recently showed up to Josh Koscheck‘s AKA Fresno gym grand opening and was in good spirits. He was walking around, talking to everyone, and continuing to help out when needed.

Johnson hopes to begin training again as soon as humanly possible.

Johnson is an electrifying heavyweight knockout artist with a penchant for mauling his opponents in the clinch. Standing 6’2″ tall and tipping the scales upwards of 250 pounds, it’s not hard to figure out how Lavar “Big” Johnson earned his nickname. Sporting a record of 12-3, Johnson has never seen the judges once in his fifteen fight career, stopping eleven of his victims by knockout while finishing the remaining opponent off with a submission from strikes.

With the proper physical rehabilitation Johnson could make a very real and immediate impact on the current Strikeforce heavyweight division.

Lavar has been in our thoughts and prayers at 5 Oz’s since day one, and we continue to wish him a speedy recovery, and a successful return to the cage.

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