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UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson tests positive for elevated testosterone levels

The California State Athletic Commission confirms that UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson failed his drug test, testing positive for elevated testosterone levels.

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Lavar "Big" Johnson is in big trouble. Already on a two-fight losing skid, the UFC heavyweight apparently failed the UFC 157 post-fight drug test. According to the California State Athletic Commission, Johnson had elevated testosterone levels. MMA Junkie has the info:

A post-fight drug test for UFC heavyweight Lavar Johnson (17-7 MMA, 2-2 UFC), who lost a unanimous decision to Brendan Schaub (9-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) at UFC 157, has been flagged for elevated levels of testosterone. An additional carbon isotope ratio test "confirmed the testosterone was consistent with the administration of a steroid," according to CSAC Executive Officer Andy Foster.

Foster clarified that the initial failure was not due to an elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) level, but could not provide further details on Johnson's failure at the time of this writing.

All other drug tests from the Anaheim, CA PPV came back clean.

Johnson tweeted at the beginning of the month that he "still has a job" in the UFC, although in light of today's news that statement may not necessarily hold true right now.