Lauzon back in the corner of Lauzon

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dany Lauzon fought in the UFC six months after his eighteenth birthday and was one of the youngest to ever fight in the UFC. Lauzon would lose to Spencer Fisher in that bout and would spend the last seven years amassing a 16-4 record, including another two bouts in the UFC.

Admittingly the toughest part for Lauzon over that time has been remaining focus and issues in his personal life and training life have attributed to that. Older brother Joe Lauzon has remained in the UFC during that time, but has been on again and off again in regards to his brother’s career. However, the two stopped into MMAjunkie radio yesterday and both spoke about their tumultuous relationship that is now remedied and has the two working together:

“I think that was the last time I got into a street fight. Yeah it was,” he said. “If someone is going to stab you over something that dumb, that’s pretty pathetic to me.”

A year prior to the stabbing, Lauzon was preparing for a UFC 114 fight with Efrain Escudero. After becoming the youngest fighter in UFC history with a loss to Spencer Fisher in 2006, Lauzon had fought his way back into the organization. But ahead of the eventual defeat to Escudero, his camp was in chaos, and brother Joe and his other cornermen severed times with him. The younger Lauzon was unfocused and unprepared, they said.

Since then, following the stabbing and with a recommitment to his fight career, Dan is now back in the winner’s column and preparing for one of his biggest bouts yet. That’s why his brother – the one who first game him his “Upgrade” nickname – is now back in his corner.

“We’re getting along,” Joe said. “I think a big part of it before was that we did not see eye to eye on anything. We couldn’t even get along together in training. It was like a very, very toxic training relationship where we’d both try to murder each other every chance.

“But it’s been awesome lately. The last six to eight months, maybe a bit longer, we’ve been getting together awesome.” 

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