Joe Lauzon a true class act

Marcin Held Joe Lauzon during the UFC Fight Night event at the at Talking Stick Resort Arena on January 15, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona.

At UFC Fight Night 103, lightweight veteran Joe Lauzon earned a split decision victory against Marcin Held. This was the evening’s co-main event, and not the first fight to go to the judges scorecards. UFC cage announcer Bruce Buffer read the cards, ’30-27 Held, 29-28 Lauzon and 29-28 for your winner — Joe Lauzon.’ Not one person in the arena thought that Lauzon won that contest, including the Brockton, Massachusetts native himself.

There were a few other odd calls from the judges during the event, however this one boggled the minds of Lauzon and everyone involved. He was crystal clear in his post-fight speech, that he truly believed that it was the wrong call.

“I disagree 100%,” said Lauzon of the decision. “I got screwed in my last fight and felt like the decision should have gone-went my way. This time, that was not my fight. That was 100% … Marcin’s fight. I disagree 100%. Not my night.”

Lauzon took to Reddit.com/r/MMA following the fight and let his fans know once again that it just wasn’t his night.

“We got the decision, but I disagree with it. I know I did more damage and was closer to ending the fight, but I was taken down way too much. Lots to work on. Thanks Reddit.”

Lauzon (27-12) bounced back from a loss with this victory. In his previous outing, as he stated, he ‘got screwed’ by the judges. He lost a split decision to Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 21 in Vancouver, in a fight that was clearly his to win. Prior to that fight he finished fellow Ultimate Fighter Alumni Diego Sanchez in the very first round.

The 32-year-old holds the most post-fight bonus awards in UFC history with 15. On top of that, he holds the most Submission of the Night bonuses with six, seven Fight of the Night bonuses, a Performance of the Night bonus, and even a Knockout of the Night.

Lauzon showed true class following the fight and proved that he is one of the good guys in the sport of MMA.

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