UFC Quick Quote: Lavar Johnson is allergic to jiu-jitsu, but still hits harder than Pat Barry

Photo of "Big" Lavar Johnson via USA Today.

"Lavar Johnson has beyond heavy hands. He was able to knockout Joey Beltran who one, has never been knocked out. Two, has never been knocked down in his career. I kicked Joey Beltran in the head five times and he didn't even blink his eye. I've never doubted myself ever, 100 kickboxing matches, 10 MMA fights, I've never in my life ever thought 'maybe I don't hit that hard' until that fight. {Johnson] was able to punch him in the head with four of the nastiest uppercuts ever. Joey Beltran looked like he broke his neck when he fell down. He's huge. I was there in Chicago ... everybody looked right at me and said, 'Man, he knocked Joey Beltran out and you couldn't. He must hit harder than you do.' Dude's fist is the size of my head. I'm going to eventually submit somebody, someday. Lavar? I think not. Lavar and I are both allergic to jiu-jitsu. We're also allergic to rounds two and three."

Stocky and cocky heavyweight hurter Pat Barry talks to media members in advance of his 265-pound showdown against Strikeforce import Lavar Johnson at the UFC on FOX 3 event scheduled for May 5 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, NJ. "HD" was starting to question his own power after failing to finish Joey Beltran -- something Johnson was able to do with a couple of Shoryukens back in January. Can either of these titanic brawlers find a way to keep it standing and make it to the second stanza? Or is there too much firepower on display to avoid anything other than "knockout of the night?" See more from these two power-punching goliaths at the UFC on FOX 3 press conference thread right here.

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