As expected, there’s quite a bit of discussion regarding the nutshots that Dan Lauzon took last night against Bobby Green. Many people felt they were pretty borderline and that Dan was acting it up. Me, I dunno … the shots seemed borderline but if you kick someone around there then you’re asking for the ref to step in.
Here’s Dan’s brother and UFC fighter Joe Lauzon on the Underground with his two cents:
Let me tell you, Dan was not looking for any kind of break for anything other than recovering his balls from his throat. Dan is the most stubborn kid I have ever met in my life. He does not want any shortcuts in anything and wants to earn everything he gets. He clearly got kicked in the balls and he took the amount of time he was given. If I got kicked in the balls I wouldn’t want to tie me own shoes… nevermind go out and fight. It happens in fighting and in some cases you don’t need the full time. In other cases, you do… and this was one of those cases.
I honestly cannot believe how much shit Dan is catching over this. He gets fouled and then when he takes his time to recover he is the one thats wrong? He got hit in the nuts and he took his time to recover. Thats it. Its not out fault Bobby Green consistently had terrible accuracy and hit Dan in the balls 3 times
After the third one, they gave Dan the option of the easy win. They told Dan that Bobby would be DQ’ed if he didn’t want to continue. If Dan was looking for an easy way out, he would have said he didn’t want to continue and take the easy win. It would have been the smart move… he could have collected his money and gone home with a win. Instead, he went out and showed those HUGE BALLS and finished the fight like a man.
For a sport where quitting via tapping is pretty normal, there’s a pretty huge stigma attached to admitting you can’t continue due to illegal blows. If Lauzon had gone ahead and called off the fight, the court of public opinion would have crucified him for it.