MiddleEasy’s favorite real-life EA Sports UFC character Joe Lauzon fights Michael Chiesa tonight at UFC Fight Night 50. In his 2006 UFC debut, Lauzon beat heavy favorite Jens Pulver with an improbable knockout of the night. Joe has fought fifteen times since then and won twelve post-fight bonuses. Even when he loses a decision, he tends to win fight of the night.
You can’t energize a crowd for fifteen minutes unless you can offer them your own limitless supply. Lauzon has one. And aside from being well conditioned, negotiating a non-Baraoesque weight cut helps.
In this video, Joe weighs 159 pounds before he makes any effort to cut weight. After just one visit to the sauna and hot tub, he is ready to weigh in. So instead of passing out in a hotel bath tub, he got to enjoy a two-minute motivational speech by Burt Watson. 120 seconds of Watson hype plus an easy weight cut equals a favorite to win more bonus money.