Thursday, February 5, 2009
Joe Lauzon: "Vaseline? Ha! My Corner Rubs Me Down with Gasoline!"
Step aside, Georges St. Pierre - Joe Lauzon is here. Wading hip-deep into the controversy that has arisen from St. Pierre's UFC 94 clash against BJ Penn, the TUF 5 veteran and Massachusetts native admitted in a recent interview to having illegal substances applied to his body between rounds as well. "Vaseline?" said Lauzon. "Ha! My corner rubs me down with gasoline! Sometimes even kerosene! We're crazy like that!" Lauzon is scheduled to face Jeremy Stephens in the main event of Saturday's UFC Fight Night 17 in Tampa, Florida. Will this admission jeopardize that match-up? Said a spokesman for the Florida State Boxing Commission, "We always have fire extinguishers on hand in case competitors spontaneously combust, so it shouldn't be an issue. This is Florida, after all. That sort of thing happens anyway."