UFC Quick Quote: Lavar Johnson is saving submissions for the jiu-jitsu tournaments

NEW YORK - MARCH 06: UFC heavyweights Pat Barry (L) and Lavar Johnson (R) pose at a press conference at Radio City Music Hall 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)

"Pat Barry is a funny dude. He’s real cool, I’m a big fan of his, and he’s a great athlete. I’ve watched almost all of his fights in the UFC, and he’s a very dangerous opponent. He kicks hard, he hits hard, and he moves well, so I’ve got my hands full. We all think that he (Barry) is gonna try and take me down. As soon as I hit him, he’s gonna feel the power and he’s gonna try to shoot. I don’t see it happening, but if he takes me down, I’m gonna get right back up and he’s gonna tire himself out. He’s not gonna submit me, and I’ve been working on that a lot right now. I’m not looking to submit nobody. My fans and my family, they don’t like to see heavyweights rolling on the ground. They like to see heavyweights out there trying to knock each other out. Even if I have a rear naked or an armbar and I’m in a good position, I’m just gonna swing. I’ll save the submissions for the jiu-jitsu tournaments."

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight hurter Lavar Johnson (via UFC.com), fresh off his blistering knockout win over Joey Beltran earlier this year in Chicago, has no plans to submit anyone inside the Octagon, which is probably good news for Pat Barry. Despite his improving ground game, "HD" prefers to stand and bang, which means someone is going to sleep inside the first round when these two hook 'em up at UFC on FOX 3 this Friday night in New Jersey. Early favorite to win "Knockout of the Night?"

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