UFC’s Lauzon brothers part ways

The Boston Herald has published an article on UFC fighter siblings Dan and Joe Lauzon parting ways. Basically, Joe Lauzon and Dan’s coaches gave him an ultimatum to start taking his training seriously or they were not going to corner him for his next fight, which is against Efrain Escudero at UFC 114 on May … Read more

Inside the mind of Doom: ProMMA.info exclusive interview with John “Doomsday” Howard

Already 2-0 in the UFC, John Howard prepares for the biggest challenge of his life.
Already 2-0 in the UFC, John Howard prepares for the biggest challenge of his life.

John “Doomsday” Howard arrived on the UFC scene in January 2009, at UFC 94, where he defeated Chris Wilson via split decision. Six months later he returned at UFC 101, where he took home another split decision victory, this time over Tamdan McCrory.

Now, prepared for his third UFC fight of the year at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale on Dec. 5, John Howard’s caliber of opponent moves up dramatically as he takes on MMA legend Dennis “Superman” Hallman. Howard realizes the significance of the fight and agrees it will be the biggest test of his career.

ProMMA.info spoke with “Doomsday” on Wednesday about the upcoming bout, and what it means to him to fight someone with Hallman’s experience. We also talked to John about where he grew up, his MMA beginnings, training at Wai Kru, and much more.

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Now fully recovered from knee surgery, Joe Lauzon looks to return to action in January

"J-Lau" was not crabby about his time off.

Have you noticed Joe Lauzon (18-4) has not been in the Octagon lately? The young TUF 5 veteran has been recovering from a March 6 ACL surgery and having his meniscus repaired on his right knee. ProMMA.info received notice today via press release that Lauzon is fully recovered and anxious to get back into the Octagon.

Lauzon’s last bout in the UFC was on Feb. 8 when he defeated Jeremy Stephens at UFC – Fight Night 17 via armbar submission at 4:32 of the second round. Lauzon actually had a torn ACL in his right knee for 1 ½ years before requiring surgery and being sidelined.

Lauzon explained when the point came he realized surgery was necessary,

“I felt looseness in my knee but could still train. Doctors at that time said they didn’t want to disturb it. And it wasn’t affecting me much. Two weeks before my last fight (Jeremy Stephens) I felt it like it wasn’t quite right warming up. I tried to take him down in the first round and I fell over. I needed stitches in my head and couldn’t train for a week, but when I returned my knee completely locked-up.”

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PRO MMA exclusive interview with Team Lauzon’s Chuck O’Neil

One of our main sponsors here at PRO MMA (http://promma.info) is Chess Game Fight Gear. They have great fight apparel for men and women and some of the highest quality fight shorts on the market. The newest addition to Chess Game’s fight team is the Reality Fighting Welterweight Champion, Chuck “Cold Steel” O’Neil. Chuck trains with Team Aggression with the Lauzon brothers, coach Joe Pomfret, and all the guys at Lauzon MMA in Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 

PRO MMA (http://promma.info) got the chance to speak with Chuck this past weekend as he and Team Lauzon made the trek down to Tampa for Joe’s main event, UFC Fight Night 17, fight against Jeremy Stephens. Chuck gave us an insider’s look into the days and hours leading up to Fight Night 17 as well as how the team celebrated Joe’s victory.  

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