It looks like Joe Lauzon is getting his wish.
All signs are pointing towards a Super Bowl weekend fight at UFC 143 between Lauzon and former WEC champion Anthony Pettis.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in for the lightweight fights to place on the Feb. 4 show. Bout agreements have not been issued for the proposed fight yet however.
Fresh off his win over Melvin Guillard at UFC 136, Lauzon didn’t have much time to celebrate before someone else was calling his name and asking for a fight. Of course, Lauzon was more than happy to oblige and told MMAWeekly Radio he welcomed a fight with Pettis and was hopeful for a Super Bowl weekend showdown.
“I’m always down for whatever the UFC wants. It sounds like that’s a fight that’s super exciting, so I’m all about it. I talked to Joe Silva, he’s all about it, Pettis seems to be about it, I’m about it, so I’m sure it’s going to happen,” Lauzon revealed.
“I don’t know exactly when, I’m trying to get on the Super Bowl card. I think that would be awesome.”
Former WEC champion Anthony Pettis actually fought on the same night as Lauzon, picking up a win over Jeremy Stephens. Following the fight, Pettis mentioned fighting Lauzon as his next opponent, and he made matchmaker Joe Silva’s job pretty easy.
The fight between Lauzon and Pettis is expected to be a main card bout on the UFC 143 card, currently headlined by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre defending his title against former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.