Johnson out, replaced with former LSU football star
Lavar Johnson has withdrawn from this Friday’s Strikeforce Challengers event due to an injury.
HeavyMMA.com first reported the news on Tuesday night via our Twitter account after confirming the story with sources close to the fight.
The specifics of Johnson’s injury are not known. He was scheduled to face Devin Cole.
Former Louisiana State University football player Shawn Jordan (10-2) will replace Johnson in the fight. Jordan most recently defeated John Hill at Bellator 45 in May. He spent four years on the LSU football team playing special teams and serving as the backup fullback.