In that vein, lightweight finisher Joe Lauzon hopes he’ll get a call in the coming weeks for a bout in Boston on August 17 when the world’s foremost MMA organization returns to “Bean Town” for UFC on FOX Sports 1. Though “J-Lau” doesn’t have a particular opponent in mind, just a date/location, he’s open to any adversary as long as it gives him a chance to entertain his fellow Massachusetts natives.
“I really don’t care. Whoever the UFC wants me to fight, I’ll fight. I really feel like on any night I can beat anyone. I just need to game plan, and things need to go right in camp, and things need to go right on the night of the fight. But I feel like I can catch anyone,” explained Lauzon in an interview with MMAJunkie. “I keep my eye on everyone in my division. When there’s a lightweight fight, I’m always watching. I try to take mental notes on what they’re doing and whatnot, but once they give me an opponent, I really go back and look. But I don’t care. Doesn’t matter.”
Lauzon is currently in the process of undergoing treatments to deal with a scar tissue build-up on his forehead. The 28-year old, who was last seen losing a Fight of the Night effort to Jim Miller in late December, is 22-8 in his career with stoppages in every instance of success. He is also tied with middleweight champion Anderson Silva for the most performance-based bonuses in the promotion’s history at twelve total.
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