According to an Aug. 18 post from MMA Junkie, UFC President Dana White thinks the Joe Lauzon vs Michael Johnson scrap that went down at UFC Fight Night 26 was one of the most lopsided, one-sided beatdowns in UFC history.
In their FOX Sports 1-televised main-card bout on Aug. 18, perennial UFC contender Lauzon (22-9 MMA, 9-6 UFC) was outclassed and overmatched by Johnson (13-8 MMA, 5-4 UFC), a fellow lightweight.
Lauzon's face was a bloody mess after the affair, and he went home bruised and battered.
"What, did a limb fall off? He kick a limb off?" a surprised White said when he was told about the 30-25 score of the Lauzon vs Johnson bout. "Actually, it was close to a limb. That guy had two contusions (on his head). That could have been a 30-10."
Lauzon's face seems to get turned into a Picasso painting just about every time he enters the cage, and that can't be good for his overall health.
"We've all seen it before," White said said. "First of all, Lauzon looked terrible. He looked like he wasn't even there. On the other side, [Johnson] looked f---ing awesome. It was one of those things where he (Lauzon) had the worst night he ever had, and he (Johnson) had the best night he's had in a long time."
Lauzon hasn't yet hit his 30th birthday, and he's already been in over a handful of brutal, bloody wars that may have taken years off his life.
White called Lauzon vs Johnson "one of the most lopsided, one-sided beatings you'll ever see in the UFC."
Only Lauzon knows when the time is right to hang up the gloves, but hopefully he has people close to him who can steer him down the right path to let him know when to start thinking about it.
Lauzon has already picked up more than $600,000 in supplemental career earnings, so he should be set financially for the long haul.