Lauzon 'carrying the submission flag' for MMA?

by Kevin Iole | source:

"Honestly, I do it for me more so than the bonuses," Lauzon said of his propensity to aggressively seek submissions. "The bonus money is nice, but I don't want to be a hypocrite and just go out there and try to win rounds. I don't want to go out there and skate through fights without trying to actually finish guys.

"If I'm not doing anything, I get bored, so I have to go out there and look for those submissions. I want to make them say, 'You're better. I give up.' … When you get a submission and the guy says, 'OK, please stop. You're going to destroy my arm,' or they get choked unconscious, then there is no question about who was the better guy."

"I kind of feel I'm a dinosaur a bit in that there aren't a whole lot of guys who hunt submissions nearly as aggressively as I do," he said. "There are definitely guys who have good submissions, but I feel like I go out there in every fight constantly looking for the submission. There are so many guys who seem content to win decisions and just win round after round after round.

"They do it, but they're not finishing guys. I feel like I'm one of those guys who is carrying the submission flag. There's not a whole lot of us."

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Formello site profile image  

12/27/12 6:18 PM by Formello

This is why JLau is one of my favorite fighters.

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12/27/12 4:34 PM by Chris Leben is a Zombie

Ttt for answers

Dougie site profile image  

12/27/12 1:58 PM by Dougie

Guys like Lauzon, Maia, and Diaz keep the subs a comin'!

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12/27/12 1:41 PM by UGSlapshot

Just my oppinion but i feel he is overvalued as a ufc fighter. For me he is a Rich Franklin kind of Guy, good fighter better person, important to the sport for who he is more than his accolades in the cage.

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12/27/12 1:31 PM by ruggets4nuggets

I will never understand how he lost to G-Dot, the fight was just on t.v., and was dominating the first round. I will never miss a Joe fight tho.

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12/27/12 12:43 PM by Immaculata


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12/27/12 11:14 AM by time traveling 12er

It's refreshing to hear a fighter that doesn't want to just creep up the imaginary rankings and doesn't whine about what he thinks he's owed.

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12/27/12 9:27 AM by Reynaldo Poullard

3 MF Ts

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12/27/12 4:25 AM by DanTheWolfman

Joe is awesome and don't overlook his boxing either

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12/27/12 3:57 AM by Dan O'Connell

Joe is thick, tight and solid.