"I'm an emotionless bastard sometimes so I usually don't let the pressure get to me too much. [UFC 123] is a much bigger fight [than UFC 118] but I won't let it get to me. For George, I don't want to make any mistakes. I have to go for things but I can't do anything reckless because once he gets on top it's tough to get him away. I've known who Sotiropoulos is for a long time and I love watching him fight. I love watching his guard passing, his top position, he plays a lot of rubber guard, things like that. He doesn't make mistakes and he brings a lot of pressure. I've always payed close attention to him but I can see how other people may have overlooked him a little bit. I wouldn't be surprised if (Joe) Stevenson or (Kurt) Pellegrino thought it was gonna be a little easier fight then got surprised by him -- but I won't make that mistake."
Fresh off a "Beantown" beatdown over Gabe Ruediger at UFC 118 back in August, venerable lightweight grappler Joe Lauzon tells MMA Weekly that he won't let his emotions get the best of him when he tangles with George Sotiropoulos at UFC 123 on Saturday night (Nov. 20) in Auburn Hills. Can Lauzon upset the streaking Aussie with another dominant performance? Or is "Sots" destined to be next in line for a shot at the 155-pound title? How do you see this one playing out?