NEW YORK - MARCH 06: UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson (L) speaks at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall, as middleweight Alan Belcher (R) listens, on March 06, 2012 in New York City. UFC announced that their third event on the FOX network will take place on Saturday, May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J.. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)
"They figure with me and Pat, it will be a very exciting fight. On the last FOX show all the fights went the distance so I'm pretty sure they want to spice it up a little bit and see two big guys go at it. And that's what I plan to do. I plan to get out there, get in his face real quick and bring it to him. ... I'm going to knock him out. I see a lot of openings that he gives me. He's a little gun-shy, I think, from the Kongo knockout, so he's making a lot of mistakes and I hope to capitalize on them."
-- Former Strikeforce fist flinger Lavar Johnson knows the deal heading into his heavyweight showdown against Pat Barry at the UFC on Fox 3 event scheduled for May 5, 2012, at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Executives at both UFC and FOX are looking for a slugfest between two big men with big power in both hands. Johnson and Barry fit the bill. But, thanks to a crushing knockout defeat at the hands of Cheick Kongo, Johnson feels "HD" is a tad gun shy these days. Perhaps he wasn't watching when Barry pasted Christian Morecraft at UFC on FX this past Jan. 20 in Nashville. Either way, Johnson is going to get all up in his foe's grill and knock him out. Or so he says. Anyone think "Big" Lavar can make it two for two inside the Octagon?