Joe Lauzon will be competing in the co-main event of Sunday Night’s UFC Fight Night 103 card, he will be taking on Bellator MMA veteran Marcin Held. Lauzon, who has already fought over 20 times in the UFC, and says that he can't believe he’s still around.
“I didn’t think I’d be here this long, but I’m still here,” Lauzon told MMA Junkie. “And I don’t feel like I’m slowing down. I really don’t. There are better guys all the time. But I don’t feel any worse now then I was then. I don’t feel that they’ve got a head start on me or a jump ahead. It’s just the way it goes.”
Despite his lengthy UFC run, Lauzon can't see himself staying as active as the likes of Donald Cerrone.
“I’m averaging two fights a year, and a lot of guys are averaging a lot more,” Lauzon said. “A guy like ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, he’s banging what – five, six fights a year? There’s a lot more wear and tear there. We train really smart. If I don’t have a fight coming up, I’m not sparring. I’m not getting hit in the head. It’s all drilling and technique and mitts and jiu-jitsu, which is way way better for longevity than boxing, sparring, three days a week.”
UFC Fight Night 103 takes place on Sunday, January 15 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona with Yair Rodriguez and BJ Penn headlining.