Healy wants Lauzon in first UFC fight

source: mmafighting.com

Going into the event Healy was one of the 22 competitors on the card fighting for his future with the world's biggest mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion. After the big win, the 29-year-old says UFC officials informed him his next fight will take place under the UFC banner.

"Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's a done deal," Healy told Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting in a post-fight interview following his victory over Holobaugh. "I mean they kind of talked to me right before this (interview) and said I was pretty much going to come over, so I would say yeah it's a done deal."

One UFC lightweight Healy has his eyes on is Joe Lauzon, a fighter with a reputation for his thrilling bouts and post fight bonuses -- which is exactly the reason Healy wants to trade fisticuffs with "J-Lau."

"I named Joe Lauzon earlier because I think he's a great opponent and he wins a lot of ‘Fight of the Night's' and I could use that nice little cushion money, you know, would just love to mix it up with a dude of his caliber."

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Fabes site profile image  

1/14/13 1:55 PM by Fabes

Joe wins that one.

chicagosmma site profile image  

1/14/13 1:44 PM by chicagosmma

Would rather see Fancy Pants in UFC.

UGCTT_Capnsavem site profile image  

1/13/13 5:53 PM by UGCTT_Capnsavem

WTF??? why did this repost?? stupid app

UGCTT_Capnsavem site profile image  

1/13/13 5:52 PM by UGCTT_Capnsavem

murder the OP? why?

CaliKush site profile image  

1/13/13 5:32 PM by CaliKush

Healy's stand up looked suspect imo. Slow and little to no head movement. Almost like a lightweight fitch

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

1/13/13 5:12 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

Battle of the red beards!

J_Swift site profile image  

1/13/13 5:08 PM by J_Swift

Joe will probably end up get (S)KOTN bonus with Pat getting nada.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

1/13/13 5:06 PM by MMALOGIC

Healy vs Jim Miller

Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman site profile image  

1/13/13 5:04 PM by Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman

Lol you know what I mean. I meant it in a playful way. Huge Lauzon fan here.

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

1/13/13 5:02 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

Healy has been fighting lower ranked guys for a while now, time for a step up IMO.