Former UFC fighter Lavar “Big” Johnson (pictured) appears to be in big trouble. Johnson was arrested in August for physically assaulting his girlfriend in Fresno, California.
According to TMZ Sports, Johnson’s girlfriend informed authorities that the heavyweight slammed her against the wall and ground, kneed her in the face and head multiple times and punched her in the face 11 times.
When police arrived on the scene, Johnson was long gone but his girlfriend’s face was clearly bloodied and bruised.
She reportedly required staples to close one of the lacerations.
Cops eventually got a hold of Johnson and arrested him for felony assault with a deadly weapon (his fists), among other felonies.
The 38-year-old pled not guilty to all the charges, but remains in jail on $120,000 bail.
In addition to the UFC, Johnson also performed for the WEC, Strikeforce and Bellator MMA and several smaller promotions. He holds a 18-10 professional record, but hasn’t been seen since getting submitted by Cheick Kongo in September 2014 at Bellator 124.