“We’ve been texting each other the last few weeks regarding Mac computers. I have tons of respect for him and what he has done in the UFC. He loves photography and I love computers so we’ve been bouncing ideas off of each other. I mean I’ve never hung out with him before, but it’s more of a mutual respect kind of thing. We are both professionals and both are going to look to kill each other on Saturday. We are both going to go out there swinging and we are both well-rounded. I’m going to come out and be aggressive, as I think Danzig likes to have a slower, more calculated fight. I’m going to turn this fight into a brawl, which Mac isn’t going to like, and I’m going to put myself back on the right track in the lightweight division.” (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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