Varner: Bout with Lauzon a 'golden opportunity'

by Matt Erickson | source:

"It just seemed like another golden opportunity," Varner on Monday told Radio  "It's a win-win situation just like the Edson Barboza fight. One, it's short-notice, and two it's another guy arguably in the top 15 in the world. I'm supposed to lose to a guy like Joe Lauzon.

"But if I go out there and I beat Joe Lauzon, it catapults my career once again. I take another big step forward. It would put me right in the mix of top 10 guy, and my fight next could be a No. 1 contender fight. There's everything to gain, and really nothing to lose."

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Card site profile image  

7/24/12 11:12 AM by Card

1 months notice for Varner...  When fighters say "there's really nothing to lose", it seems like they usually lose.

WestCoastMXC site profile image  

7/24/12 4:07 AM by WestCoastMXC

Love both fighters will be kicking back watching live rooting for whoever is at there best that night.

kingjames100 site profile image  

7/24/12 1:40 AM by kingjames100

Can't fuckin' wait.

UGCTT_SidRival site profile image  

7/24/12 1:38 AM by UGCTT_SidRival

^^^ it was short notice. They went with who was available to fight. Who would u have had them face?

Manny Yarbrough GOAT site profile image  

7/24/12 1:15 AM by Manny Yarbrough GOAT

you know that means jack shit right?Barboza was undefeated and ranked higher than Lauzon.Plus Lauzon is coming off a brutal LOSS, Varner is coming off a huge WIN, but it's not like this was the original match up that was set for Lauzon, so whatever.

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7/24/12 1:00 AM by yellow wrkahlc

I'm rooting for Varner.A guy who cam close to retiring, only to come back and make it to the big time once again.If he wins, I vote Varner/Cowboy III. Would make sense.

TheGoldenRule site profile image  

7/24/12 12:31 AM by TheGoldenRule

 well said/corrected. thus agreed

THP site profile image  

7/24/12 12:23 AM by THP

Joe has beaten better people than Barboza.

THP site profile image  

7/24/12 12:23 AM by THP

better than Barboza has*I should say.

Manny Yarbrough GOAT site profile image  

7/24/12 12:17 AM by Manny Yarbrough GOAT

why is he going from fighting Barboza to fighting Lauzon?