I’ve just read the three page Lauzon article published today in the Boston Herald and I’ll summarize it for all of those inflicted with attention deficit disorder. Dan Lauzon fights Efrain Escudero on May 29th at UFC 114 in Las Vegas. Aside from his Affliction: Day of Reckoning bout with ‘Fighting Style: Hood’ practitioner, Bobby Green, this will be perhaps the toughest fight of his career. This will also mark the first time in Dan Lauzon’s career that his camp, including his brother, will not be in The Upgrade’s corner and it’s all because Dan allegedly didn’t perform up to par in his camp.
Joe Lauzon claims that his brother performed exceptionally well but he didn’t fulfill his ultimatum of training 10-11 times per week.
“He trained better than he did before (the ultimatum), but he still didn’t fulfill everything we wanted him to do. We said you need to train 10 or 11 times a week, and he didn’t do that. I don’t think he’s done that one time.”
Of course Dan Lauzon, who brought the story to the Boston Herald, seems to still be in ‘Dude, are you serious?’ mode:
“They were saying to me, ’I understand that you’re mad at us. I told them, ’I’m not mad. I’m hurt.’
“Joe Pomfret is somebody I look at like a father, and he is going to do this to me? You’re going to tell me you can’t (work my corner) and you’re sending me out to Vegas alone for one of my biggest fights?
“I was completely hurt by it, especially my brother Joe. I don’t think anybody would ever do that to their brother. I can’t think of anyone else that would ever do that to their brother and just tell them, ’Hey, you’re on your own.’ ”
“I think I’m going to be pretty much looking for a new gym and new coaches to train with. People I can actually count on and rely on and not somebody that’s going to halfway through a camp say, ’Hey sorry, you’re going out there alone, good luck.’ ”
The Shamrock brother rivalry has just been surpassed by two guys from Boston who are addicted to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (I played a few games with Joe, he’s the truth). If Dana White wanted to exploit a sibling rivalry to rev PPV sales (and we all Dana White is not that type of person), don’t be surprised if we see Lauzon vs. Lauzon going down at UFC 118 in Boston. [Source]