Lauzon pulled out of his UFC Austin bout against Cerrone after his knee locked up on him shortly after weigh-ins. The two were supposed to fight earlier this year at UFC 274 before Cerrone pulled out after suffering from food poisoning.
UFC President Dana White said following UFC Austin that the promotion wouldn’t attempt to book the Lauzon/Cerrone pairing for the third time. But Lauzon doesn’t seem interested in any other adversary at the moment.
During a recent interview with MMA on SiriusXM, Lauzon confirmed that Cerrone is the only potential opponent on his radar for a UFC return.
“I definitely want this fight now,” Lauzon said. “We spent too much time getting ready for Cowboy to not go and see it through. For me right now, it’s Cowboy or bust…. that’s the fight I want, I think that’s the fight he wants. I understand it sucks the way it’s worked out, and I’m sure Dana is upset with how it worked out. But I guarantee you Cowboy and I are way more upset because we’ve put in way more effort than the UFC has. I think it should still happen. I think just because it didn’t work the first two times, doesn’t mean it wouldn’t work out the third time.”
Lauzon earned a shot in the UFC following an impressive run on The Ultimate Fighter: Season 5, competing alongside the likes of Nate Diaz and Manny Gamburyan. He’s earned wins over the likes of Michael Chiesa and Jeremy Stephens during his Octagon tenure.
Lauzon’s last fight came against Jonathan Pearce in Oct. 2019, earning a first-round TKO win. While the promotion doesn’t seem enthused with the idea of booking Lauzon/Cerrone once again, it seems that Lauzon is laser-focused on the matchup finally coming to fruition.
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Just schedule the fight one more time u bald fuck
Booked It Twice already , Payed out partials both times , /
Have to say I for one wood have loved to see this happen
Exactly, makes no sense not to book it again. Not like these are two up and commers you’re trying to push to a title shot. Not like either hasnt walked the company line, or paid their dues. They each have invested alot of time and resources preparing for each other as opponents, and theres alot of open interest in the fight. Make it happen BLAF!
I see the logic. Thanks for that perspective Phooey, fuckin book it anyway. God forbid the new UFC gives the fans a fight they are actually interested in.
Im really with you on this one ! 100.75 %
The extra.75 makes ALL the difference!
Just let Joe bang Cowboy bro
Also, been thinking how fortunate Joe might be that his knee gave out while putting on his socks, and not while he was in the fight or something. Probably how he was able to just pop it back in later.
There aren’t many opponents for either guy who would interest me, but I really want to see these two go at it. Book the fight again Blaf!!
Send in Sweet Seats Guida.
Joe & Cowbey have earned the right