Joe Lauzon went 1-2 in 2012 but the numbers on paper don't show the true story. After this year, I feel Joe's stock is better than it's ever been. Yes Joe got knocked out by Pettis, but Pettis is the current #1 contender and is one of the best kickboxers in the division, and handed the current champ his only loss in his last 17 fights so it's nothing to be ashamed of. After that he came back and showed he's no longer 1st round Lauzon and is dangerous now at any moment of the fight. The pace he's kept in his last two outings should let everybody know that they can't hope to simply outlast him anymore as he's now put on two potential fight of the year fights back to back against 2 very tough opponents, finishing one in the last moments of the fight with a great triangle, and coming close to submitting a legit BB again in the last moments of the fight. While his record on paper doesn't warrant it, I'd love to see him matched up against another top 10 fighter. Fights against Cerrone (if he loses to Pettis) or Nate Diaz would be great.