UFC 118: Will Gabe Ruediger be ready for an 'uphill battle' against Joe Lauzon?

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Props: Boston Herald

Quoteworthy:

"When I started this camp three months out, I was in better shape on Day 1 than I was on the final day of my last training camp. Everything is better - my punches are better, my boxing is better, my jiu-jitsu is sharper. Every single aspect of my game three months ago was better than when I fought Sam Stout. Gabe (Ruediger) has a way more uphill battle. It’s a short-notice fight. I don’t know how hard he’s been training. Some people train real hard all the time and some people take it easy. Who knows? We’ll see how it all pans out."

UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon is ready to send fellow Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5 contestant Gabe Ruediger back to the regional circuit when they throw hands at the upcoming UFC 118 event in Boston. "Godzilla" has won six straight fights -- all finishes -- and may be a far cry from the colonic clown who got booted from the Spike TV reality show back in 2007. Is it "J-Lau" who's in for an uphill battle? Lauzon claims to have fixed the problems that plagued him in a January loss to Sam Stout, but like the Boston native says, we may have to see how it pans out. Who's your pick?

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