“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)
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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