UFC Quick Quote: Following Jan. 2 loss to Sam Stout, Joe Lauzon hopes to rebound for UFC debut in Boston

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"I’m obviously disappointed in the result [of Fight Night 20]. It was an entertaining fight, but that’s not what I want to be known for. I definitely thought I had (Sam) Stout in the first round but he had other plans. I felt his shoulder pop and I really thought that I had him. I guess it wasn’t meant to be. I expected him to be tough. His takedown defense was better than I thought. I thought I’d have an easier time on the ground, too. He came to fight with a perfect game plan. Give him credit for a good fight. I’d like to fight him in a rematch but, then again, I’d like to fight anybody I’ve lost to but that doesn’t happen very often and is out of my control. I really want to fight on the first UFC show in Boston. It’s a natural and would be a dream come true for me."

Bridgewater native Joe Lauzon (18-5) reacts to just his second loss inside the Octagon since shocking the world with a flash knockout over Jens Pulver at UFC 63: "Hughes vs. Penn" back in September 2006. "J-Lau" returned from knee surgery to hook 'em up with Sam Stout in their "Fight of the Night" at UFC 108 in Las Vegas but was unable to break the "Hands of Stone," who took home the unanimous decision. Now the former TUF 5 contestant hopes to get back to his winning ways when the UFC comes to his backyard on August 28 in Boston. Anyone want to start playing matchmaker?

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