Joe Lauzon is working on his 12th year and is scheduled for his 26th UFC fight at UFC 223, but he's far from the only skilled fighter in his family.
Joe's younger brother Dan is a UFC veteran, going 0-3 across two runs in 2006 and 2010. Even though Dan is only 29 years old, Joe doesn't really expect to see his brother competing any time soon, and opened up to Fightful.com's James Lynch about it.
"He's had a bunch of bad luck. He broke his foot, he slipped and fell on some ice. He put all kinds of pins in it and it wasn't really healed and he fought and got a broken arm in the fight. He's just not really training at all right now. I'm not going to say he's done, because you never know -- he's a maniac. I think for the most fight he's not planning on fighting much in the future," said Joe.
Dan isn't without impressive victories, as he beat current UFC fighter Bobby Green at Affliction: Day of Reckoning in 2009, and picked up a win over UFC vet John Gunderson in World Series of Fighting back in 2013.
Joe may not have his brother to lean on in the gym ahead of his planned fight with Chris Gruetzemacher, but he's not exactly hurting for training partners.
"I always had the mentality of nobody has all the answers. Branch out, train wherever you can. Over the last six months, we've had a lot of guys coming to train with us. We had 8 or 9 UFC guys on Saturday this last week. 100 percent fighters first, don't care about anything else," said Joe.
In the full interview, Joe Lauzon (27-14) discusses his upcoming fight against Chris Gruetzemacher (13-3) at UFC 223 on Apr. 7. Joe also talks about his loss to Clay Guida, his training camp for this fight, growing up watching pro-wrestling and his love for video game "Fortnite."