“Every time you enter that Octagon there’s always somebody looking to take your job, and it’s my duty to continue to show my qualifications. Getting Fight of the Night sometimes sucks because both guys are getting beat up quite a bit. But again, bonuses are something that you earn and are not given. I always look to put on an exciting fight and it doesn’t bother me when they attack me on social media when things don’t go my way. I’m focused on going out and just winning.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon (22-9) has endeared himself to fans over the past seven years as an unassuming, self-admitted nerd who also happens to be one helluva fighter. The 29-year old is tied with Anderson Silva for the most performance-based bonuses in the organization’s history and can also boast about having finished all 22 of the opponents he’s beaten. However, Lauzon will be out to avoid his third straight loss when he meets Mac Danzig (21-11-1) this Saturday night at UFC on FOX 9. “J-Lau” recently spoke with UFC.com about the pressure brought on by falling in back-to-back bouts, facing an opponent he likes on a personal level, why being in a “Fight of the Night” is not all it is cracked up to be, and more.
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