Former UFC, Bellator Fighter Lavar Johnson Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison

Former UFC and Bellator Heavyweight contender Lavar Johnson is on his way to jail.

ABC 30 out of Fresno, California is reporting that a Fresno County judge sentenced Johnson to five years in prison following a domestic abuse incident involving his girlfriend of seven years.

Johnson, who stands 6’4” and weighs 260 pounds, admitted to the beating, which took place back on August 11th following a drunken altercation.

The former MMA star reportedly slammed his girlfriend’s head against a wall and the ground before allegedly striking her repeatedly witgh knees and punches.

“It does appear there were times when Mr. Johnson could have stopped this offense,” Judge Glenda Allen-Hill told the court this week. “That he could have not inflicted the amount of damage that he inflicted on his victim, but he did not.”

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