(Joe Lauzon, pictured here with his spirit animal. Photo courtesy of MySpace.)
Judging by his feud with Hermes Franca on the UG, Joe Lauzon is a nice enough guy until you say something about his brother. That’s a line you probably shouldn’t cross with him apparently, and once you do you’ve made yourself an instant enemy.
In our exclusive interview Lauzon talks about how the bad blood erupted on the UG, just how pissed off he really was, and what he thinks of Jeremy Stephens’ plan to break his will at UFC Fight Night 17 this Saturday.
CagePotato.com: So how serious was this beef with Hermes Franca?
It was serious on my end. I take it personally when he comes at my brother like that. Basically, he hurt his knee and couldn’t fight, so I said how sorry I was to hear it, hope he heals up, best of luck, all that, and maybe we can fight somewhere down the line.
And then he starts calling me “the luckiest motherfucker alive,” saying that after he saw how much my brother sucks he couldn’t wait to fight me, stuff that’s just completely uncalled for. I’m saying, ‘sorry to hear about your knee,’ and he’s saying, ‘you suck.’ That’s just complete trash.
Do you think he might have been joking, like a lot of people suggested?
I don’t think so. He called me the luckiest motherfucker alive. I just ignored that, whatever. I signed my post Joe “The Luckiest Motherfucker Alive” Lauzon, and let it go. I didn’t say anything after that. Totally let it go. Then he comes back talking about how much my brother sucks, and it wasn’t a joking kind of thing. If you’re joking, you don’t say stuff about someone’s family like that, just so direct. That’s just not something you do.