Joe Lauzon: If the UFC wants me to fight Anthony Pettis, I'll do it

Remember what happened the last time someone called out Joe Lauzon?

Fresh off his UFC 136 strangulation of Melvin Guillard, former "Ultimate Fighter' and perennial dark horse, Joe Lauzon, has become the man to beat for any 155-pound title chaser.

Including former WEC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis.

"Showtime," who also picked up a win at UFC 136 by outpointing Jeremy Stephens, is gunning for an eventual title fight against division kingpin Frankie Edgar, and thinks a great fight with "J-Lau" gets him one step closer to questioning "The Answer's" strap.

Lauzon tells the Boston Herald if the UFC wants that fight to happen, he's "fine with it."

"I think it would be an exciting fight. It doesn’t matter to me who I fight. Whoever the UFC says they want me to fight, I’ll fight. If they want it to be Anthony Pettis, I’ll fight Pettis. It doesn’t really matter to me that much. I’m up for whoever. I’m not sure why people are calling me out, but I’m fine with it. I have to be doing something right if everybody wants to fight me. I definitely don’t think it’s a bad thing. It’s awesome getting called out by guys like that, that are doing really well."

"J-Lau's" rear naked choke, which came after he stunned "The Young Assassin" in the opening frame, earned him a $75,000 "Submission of the Night" bonus at the UFC 136 post-fight press conference.

It's unlikely that Lauzon will assume his former opponent's spot in the 155-pound pecking order, but it definitely narrows the field. Guillard was one of the names at the top of a very short list that also includes the winner of Ben Henderson vs. Clay Guida at UFC on Fox in just over a month.

But if he finishes Pettis ... could be hard not to consider him top three. Anyone disagree?

Let's hear some predictions on this potential 155-pound fantasy fight.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Join MMAmania.com

You must be a member of MMAmania.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at MMAmania.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker