Mark Hunt out of UFC 146, Lavar Johnson steps in to face Struve

A knee injury has forced Mark Hunt to withdraw from his UFC 146 bout with Stefan Struve. “Big” Lavar Johnson will step in and face Struve as a replacement for Hunt on less than two weeks notice. It’s a great replacement as both fighters like to ‘bring it’ to their opponent.

UFC vet Paul Kelly arrested on conspiracy to supply drugs

Liverpool based newspaper Liverpool Echo is reporting that UFC veteran Paul Kelly was arrested on drug charges after his home and others were raided by Police late Monday night. During the raid, drugs and ammunition were found at the three homes that were raided. Four people were arrested including Kelly, who has been charged with conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.

Dana White will announce Urijah Faber’s UFC 148 opponent this Friday on TUF

UFC officials on The Ultimate Fighter Live media call confirmed that on this Friday’s “Ultimate Fighter Live” Dana White will announce Urijah Faber’s opponent for the Interim Bantamweight Championship fight at UFC 148. The Ultimate Fighter Live will air 10PM Eastern on FX.

Video: Chan Sung Jung vs. Dustin Poirier fight highlights

UFC on Fuel TV 3’s “fight of the night” between Chan Sung Jung and Dustin Poirier had the crowd at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. on their feet for all four rounds of high paced back and forth action. The MMA world blew up in praise for the fight and calls for it to be a “fight of the year” candidate rang out in the bout’s wake. Take a look at these highlights from the amazing battle.

UFC on Fuel TV 3 bonus winners: ‘Korean Zombie’ earns an extra $80K

Following UFC on Fuel TV 3 Tuesday night at The Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., UFC President Dana White announced the “Fight of the Night”, “Knockout of the Night” and “Submission of the Night” bonus winners, each being worth $40,000. “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung was the top earner of the night, bringing home both “Submission of the Night” and “Fight of the Night” honors, for a total of $80,000 in bonus money.

Vinny Magalhaes sells M-1 light heavyweight belt on eBay

M-1 Light heavyweight champion and former The Ultimate Fighter season 8 finalist Vinny Magalhaes (9-5) has sold his M-1 Light heavyweight belt on eBay. Magalhaes has been on the outs with the Russian based M-1 promotion due to lack of fights being booked and a dispute with the M-1 front office.

Chael Sonnen being coached by ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin for UFC 148

Chael Sonnen appeared on Canada’s The Sports Network show “Off the Record” and was asked if former professional wrestler “Stone Cold” Steve Austin was part of his coaching staff. Sonnen says that Austin is his strength and conditioning coach but both parties have agreed to not talk about their working relationship publicly. Check the video!

Chad Griggs drops down, will face Phil Davis at UFC on FOX 4

Chad “Grave digger” Griggs (11-2) will be making the move to the light heavyweight division after getting steamrolled by Travis Browne in his UFC debut last month. The Strikeforce Heavyweight veteran was on a six fight win streak at heavyweight until being stopped by Travis Browne at UFC 145 in Griggs’ UFC debut.