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.