“This fight, I’m not going to let things cloud my vision and stay focused. I felt like last fight camp that all the talk was geared toward bonuses. I’m coming off two losses and it’s a crappy spot to be in, but it’s reality. I’m not even thinking about the bonuses this time around because there was way too much talk about me getting one. It kind of got me into trouble a bit. It’s not like I set out to get a bonus, I just go out to fight.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports) “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) “Of course I was disappointed with that loss against Stout. I was really close to that title shot and it slipped out of my hands. But that was then, this is now. My focus right now is Mac Danzig and only him. I would like to put a nice string of wins together but it starts with Mac. 100 percent him and I don’t care what anybody else is doing, it’s all about him.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Robbie Petersen-MMAWeekly) “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) “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 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 Anderson Silva Mac Danzig (21-11-1) this Saturday night at . “J-Lau” recently spoke with UFC on FOX 9 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.