Lauzon is certainly the underdog in this fight having seven losses on his record and no title bouts under his belt, compared to Maynard who has one loss and back-to-back shots at the 155-lbs strap.
For the eleven time “Fight Night” bonus winner, being the underdog is something Lauzon relishes and it’s a matchup that he “really, really likes.”
“Gray is tough, I mean you can’t put Gray down. He is one of the best athletes in the division for sure. He is really strong, good cardio athlete. He’s quick. He has great boxing and obviously great wrestling. Good jiu-jitsu to stay out of things. He is not great at finishing guys but no one has caught him either. He is just really, really tough.”
“But I think my style, I kind of have that spoiler style. I come out with things people aren’t expecting and I’ve done really well. I like when I am the underdog. I love it when I am the underdog. I think against Gray, I’m definitely (the underdog). He’s fought for the title a couple of times, while I haven’t. You have to look at him as the favorite but I really, really like the fight. I like the matchup.”
Lauzon was a guest on the Sirius XM Fight Club on Thursday talking about his upcoming matchup with ‘The Bully.’ Check that part of the interview by clicking the above link, and be sure to listen to Lauzon answer questions about comparing himself to returning welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, both of whom returned from serious knee injuries.