Michael Johnson gave the best performance of his career on Saturday, decidely beating Joe Lauzon for three rounds at the UFC on FOX Sports in Boston. Johnson was a two to one underdog coming into the bout, but as he told MMAJunkie, he was well-prepared for his bout with Lauzon:
"We definitely did our homework on Joe," Johnson, who spoiled Massachusetts native Lauzon's homecoming via unanimous decision, told MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "We knew he's not really a counter-shooter, going in taking shots off people's punches, and we exposed that in the fight. We definitely didn't have to worry about his takedowns."
"I wanted to finish him, but I didn't want to finish him early," Johnson said. "I'm really glad the fight went the way it did. I would have rather finished him in the third, but if I would have knocked him out in the first round, you would have had the critics saying, 'He got lucky. He threw a lucky punch.'
"But it's pretty hard to deny a 15-minute performance. It doesn't leave any doubts in people's minds."
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