Joe Lauzon (18-5) recently lost a unanimous decision to Sam Stout (15-5-1) at UFC 108 on Jan. 2, 2010. It was Lauzon’s first bout back after undergoing ACL surgery and being sidelined for 10 months.
Although he was picked apart by Stout’s striking, Lauzon showed great tenacity by continuously coming forward and bringing the fight. Lauzon and Stout were awarded “Fight of the Night” honors for their effort.
It is obviously difficult, if not impossible, to go through something like an ACL surgery and not have it affect you in your first fight back.