Healy wants Lauzon in first UFC fight

Sunday, January 13, 2013

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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