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Lavar Johnson Replaces Mark Hunt for Fight vs. Stefan Struve at UFC 146

Mark Hunt has injured his PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) and will be unable to compete against Stefan Struve at UFC 146: Dos Santos vs. Mir next weekend as planned.

Lavar Johnson will be brought in as a replacement opponent for Struve. MMAFighting first reported the news, with Hunt and then the UFC confirming.

From Hunt's Twitter:

yyea well army u have herd,i am out of 146 i cant even apologize about it cause injuries are injuries …

thank u so much for your support u can understand how gutted i am.but i did not want to give a easy fight to struve,if u want to win from me u going to have to come a take that sh t

Lavar Johnson, who's gone 2-0 since moving from Strikeforce to the UFC, just fought Pat Barry at UFC on FOX 3: Diaz vs. Miller earlier this month, earning a first-round knockout.

UFC 146 is scheduled to take place on May 26 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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