“It was not on my radar,” Lauzon said of the full-time fights. “For me it was something fun to do. I’m fighting Jens Pulver, and no matter how it happened, I figured they would probably give me another fight, and I get two or three fights in the UFC, I just have to say I did it, and it would be fun to do and I’m going back to work. “
The Lauzon team cut corners where they could, squeezing eight people into a room once they got to Anaheim, and Lauzon knew that whatever happened the night of the fight, he had to go back to Massachusetts the next day so that he can time to work on Monday.
Then he knocked Jens Pulver down in 47 seconds and everything changed. In addition to his victory bonus and sponsorship money, he received a Knockout of the Night bonus, and although he returned to work on Monday, he began to think he might be able to fight for earn a living.
“I fought Jens Pulver, I went back to work on Monday, I went to work for a while and I continued to The Ultimate Fighter, taking a short leave of absence for that,” he said. In the end, the spell was cast.
He was going to be a full time fighter.
“I liked freedom at first,” said Lauzon. “But to be successful and fully committed, you have to do it, so that’s what I finally had to do.”
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