UFC Lightweight Joe Lauzon is still on the sidelines healing a cut that he sustained in a fight of the year candidate bout with Jim Miller. In a recent interview, Lauzon said that he wanted to get back in the cage before the end of the summer, but the cut is still healing and it will likely prevent him from getting in the octagon. This might be one of those examples of ”˜things happen for a reason,’ because now the UFC has announced a card in Boston that J-Lau wants to be a part of. Â Make it happen Dana!
Lauzon told MMAJunkie:
“I was hoping to fight in June or July, but they’re probably already booking out that far. The time works out perfect. They just announced the August card, the Boston card in August, so I think everything makes sense. I think it lines up perfectly. It gives me a little more time to let my head heal up and deal with all that kind of stuff and get in there.”
“I really don’t care (who I fight). Whoever the UFC wants me to fight, I’ll fight. I really feel like on any night I can beat anyone. I just need to game plan, and things need to go right in camp, and things need to go right on the night of the fight. But I feel like I can catch anyone. I haven’t even thought about it. I keep my eye on everyone in my division. When there’s a lightweight fight, I’m always watching. I try to take mental notes on what they’re doing and whatnot, but once they give me an opponent, I really go back and look. But I don’t care. Doesn’t matter.”
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