6 Feb 2009 15:08:04 PM
(God help the man who tries to get away with a little extra grease on this fight card.)
It’s been a while since we’ve made predictions for a fight that are so incredibly detailed and specific that they can’t possibly be accurate (or can they?), but with UFC Fight Night 17 just a day away it seems like the perfect time to a little prognosticating.
The fighters weighed in this afternoon, so now all that’s left is to find some way of making people forget about Vaseline and Strikeforce for just a couple of hours. Coincidentally, “Forget About Vaseline and Strikeforce” is also the title of my forthcoming tell-all memoir. I think it’s going to do well. I really do.
J-Lau seems like he might be setting himself up for a fall by talking about how quick and easy this fight is going to be. At least, that’s how it would happen if life were like sports movies. It isn’t, though. In real life the Bad News Bears remain a rag-tag group of losing rapscallions all season long and Coach Buttermaker ends the season as a sex offender with ten percent liver function. Sorry, but that’s the reality, people. Lauzon wins this with his superior jiu-jitsu, catching Stephens in a rear naked choke after mounting him and punishing him with a few bony elbows.
When Will It Happen: 3:51 of round 1.
What to Watch For: The post-fight interview, where Lauzon calls out Hermes Franca for his UG comments and picks a much tougher fight for himself in the process.Read More DIGG THIS