Monday, March 19, 2007

20 basic questions with TUF 5 fighter Joe Lauzon

By Robert Cheshire

Joe Lauzon is one of the fighters on Season 5 of The Ultimate Fighter. Does the name sound familiar? He TKO’d Jens Pulver, at UFC 63, in what many thought would merely be a tune-up match for Pulver. Joe took the time to answer “20 basic questions” so the fans can get to know him a little better before the season starts.

1. Name: Joe Lauzon

2. Do you have a nickname? J-Lau, Baby Joe

3. Place of birth: Brockton, MA

4. Birthday: May 22, 1984

5. Fight Record: 14-3

6. How long have you competed in MMA? Since 2002

7. How did you get started in competing? Started doing grappling and did well. Then helped some of the guys in my school get ready for fights, and wanted to do it too.

8. Who do you train with? Team Aggression/RSD in Bridgewater, MA... And Steve Maze at Bishops Boxing in West Bridgewater, MA

9. What is your favorite UFC moment? Randy beating up and dominating Tim Sylvia

10. What is your favorite TUF moment from the previous seasons? Mikey Burnett trying to run through the wall, which is followed closely by Jorge Rivera’s impression of "Phonie Carter."

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