Joe gave his side of the story his brother Dan Lauzon is telling about Joe abandoning him in the middle of a training camp.
Essentially, Joe felt that his brother was not giving 100% in training and so Joe would not commit to being in his corner. It seems fair enough, to me. They tried all other possible avenues and the last road available to them was the ultimatum of "train like we tell you to, or we won't corner you", which Dan failed to meet.
When Dan was 14 to 17, he trained like a mad man. He was in the gym all the time, but he is 22 now and that fire he once had is long gone. When he is in the gym, he comes in and works hard. He does a great job helping guys with technical things and teaching more subtle things as well. Unfortunately, he is never in the gym. If he has a fight, he is in sparingly. If he doesn't have a fight he is an absolute ghost.
Now we gave Dan an ultimatum. Joe Pomfret, Steve Maze and I knew we all had to act a single unit. This was all or nothing and we all used the same language and tone with him so there was no misunderstanding. We were very clear that if he failed to train 10 or 11 times a week, we were not going to corner for him. It’s not fair that we all make time for him in Vegas when he can’t do his job beforehand and train.
Read the rest on his blog, here.