Lauzon happy to be fighting 'hot and cold' Varner

by Kelsey Mowatt | source:

“In the end, I’m glad it’s Jamie Varner,” noted Lauzon. “He’s a good name, big name, who is coming off a huge win. He’s definitely got more of a cookie cutter style. Good boxing, good wrestling, but nothing out of the box that you have to plan for….Going to a style that I’m more used to and is more common, is a pretty good thing.”

In addition to their differences stylistically, as Lauzon cited, the 5’8 tall Varner is much shorter than the 6’1 tall Etim.

“With Terry I would have had to deal with a huge difference in reach,” said Lauzon. “Terry’s much, much taller than me and I think I actually have a bit of a reach advantage on Jamie now. I think that Jamie’s hands are better than Terry’s, but with Terry, not only is he long but he likes to kick a lot too.”

Although Lauzon credited Varner’s wrestling abilities, the former TUF competitor believes his submission skills could be the deciding factor in the upcoming bout.

“I’ve worked really hard on my boxing but I’m always going to be more comfortable on the ground. That’s just the way it is,” said Lauzon, who of his eight Octagon wins has recorded six by submission. “Am I confident that I can catch him in a submission? Yes. I think Jamie is very hot and cold. Sometimes he comes out like a ball of fire and sometimes not so much.”

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spliff site profile image  

7/26/12 11:02 PM by spliff

 big fan but I agree

The Sultan site profile image  

7/26/12 10:18 PM by The Sultan

 excited to see this fight.

circa305 site profile image  

7/26/12 9:50 PM by circa305

I think so too but Varner's quick to tap and Jlo might catch him in something.

THP site profile image  

7/26/12 9:43 PM by THP

Lauzon is just as hot and cold, especially when the fight goes past the first round.

Fabes site profile image  

7/26/12 4:54 PM by Fabes

He won't.

DeadlySideCheckKick site profile image  

7/26/12 4:37 PM by DeadlySideCheckKick

Varner is going to prove once again even WEC outcasts beat UFC fighters.

RandyDarsh site profile image  

7/26/12 3:45 PM by RandyDarsh

Don't take this man lightly joe!

Rockstar44 site profile image  

7/26/12 3:45 PM by Rockstar44

Varner wins this one. Varner Boxing is better, and he'll end up on top because he's a better wrestler

Thunderbolt89 site profile image  

7/26/12 3:43 PM by Thunderbolt89

Jamie Varner's assassination of Edson Barboza was beautiful to watch.

Kings21 site profile image  

7/26/12 3:41 PM by Kings21

Have to agree. If Varner isnt on his game 100% its gonna be a short night against Lauzon.