Lauzon ‘carrying the submission flag’ for MMA?

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

“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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