When Joe Lauzon’s fight with Donald Cerrone fell through at the last moment for the second time in the space of a few weeks at UFC On ESPN 37 last weekend, Dana White stated afterwards that he wouldn’t attempt to book it for a third time.
However, Lauzon still has his heart set on a fight between the two veterans and believes that Dana White will get on-board with it.
“Reddit loves to give Dana a hard time. They go, ‘Don’t believe his lies,’” Lauzon said on Jimmy Smith’s Sirius XM show. “I just kind of want to drop that line, don’t believe his lies.
“If Cowboy and I both want to fight, I think the UFC would make it. Dana said he wouldn’t make it a third time, I think they would.”
Lauzon dislocated his knee in a freak accident after last Friday’s weigh-ins, but he’s since had it put back into place and is back to normal, and as such is ready, willing and able to make all the time he’s spent preparing for Cerrone to be put to good use.
“I definitely want this fight now. We spent too much time getting ready for Cowboy to go and see it through. For me, right now, it’s Cowboy or bust. If he’s interested in it, then it’s Cowboy or bust,” he said.
“That’s the fight I want, I think that’s the fight he wants. I understand that it sucks the way it’s worked out. I’m sure Dana’s unhappy about how it worked out, right? But I promise, that Cowboy and I are way more upset and way more bummed out about it, and put in way more effort than the UFC has.”