UFC lightweight contender George Sotiropoulos will be looking to extend his six-fight winning streak this Saturday night when he takes on Joe Lauzon on the main card of UFC 123. The Geelong, Victoria, Australia native told UFC.com that he currently feels better than ever and is looking to reap the benefits of a stellar training camp.
“I was 19 years old when I started training, and I have never felt better than I have during this camp,” Sotiropoulos said. “Every day I can’t wait to train. After each session I am excited to start the next, and I’ve noticed the improvement, my training partners have noticed the improvement and my coaches have noticed the improvement. I’m having an epiphany in training right now and feel like I’m making leaps and bounds in all areas of my game.”
Regarding his opponent, Sotiropoulos gives credit where it’s due but ensures his own victory through sheer dominance.
“He looked great against Gabe, and he looked really good against Sam Stout too,” he said. “I’ve studied all of his wins and all of his losses, and he’s an erratic fighter with good jiu jitsu that I have to be careful of, but I’m confident that I will be able to impose my will and my game on him. Technically and physically I am superior. I will dominate.”
Sotiropoulos and Lauzon will meet at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan this weekend to determine who will make it one step closer to a title shot and who will be left climbing their way back up the lightweight ladder. Make sure to check out FightLine.com’s live coverage of UFC 123 by visiting the homepage Saturday evening.