JOE LAUZON : « LA SOLUTION »
Le poids-léger de l’UFC Joe Lauzon est un tueur dans la cage, ce qui ne saute pas aux yeux quand on le rencontre. Le jeune sportif, calme et concentré, a amené Fightland à travers Boston pour un entraînement de nuit. Il nous a parlé de son amour du combat et de son besoin de victoires. Cet ancien informaticien analyse chaque match comme un problème de math dont la solution est de détruire l’adversaire.
Joseph E. Lauzon Jr. (born May 22, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist from Brockton, Massachusetts. He currently lives in Massachusetts and is training at Lauzon MMA in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He has 12 post-fight bonuses, which ties with the fighter with the highest total in the UFC, Anderson Silva. Lauzon holds notable victories over former world champions Mike Brown, Jens Pulver and Jamie Varner.
Lauzon did not start his training martial arts until his junior year of high school. Beginning with learning grappling techniques, his first amateur fight was in 2002.
In 2004, Lauzon had his first cat fight, winning with a first round armbar in a local Massachusetts promotion, Mass Destruction. Lauzon then went on an eight fight winning streak with all of the fights ended via submission. Lauzon won an eight-man tournament, defeating three fighters in one night in the World Fighting League and was crowned the WFL Grand Prix Champion. Lauzon was also named 2004 Massachusetts fighter of the year by local Massachusetts MMA outlets.
Lauzon made his debut in the UFC upsetting former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver at UFC 63 on September 23, 2006, winning via KO in 48 seconds and in doing so, beat 7-to-1 odds.
Lauzon has been sponsored throughout his career by independent record label Deathwish Inc., which is based out of his home state