“Mac is a very powerful fighter and has shown that in many of his fights. Look at his fight against Joe Stevenson; he did the same thing with a big knockout. I don’t take away anything from him because he lost his two fights. I’ve lost my last two as well, so it makes me a bad fighter? He’s also been around for such a long time, so he knows a thing or two about the Octagon. He came up through the Ultimate Fighter like myself, so there’s a lot of similarities between us.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Paul Abell-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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