"It’s going to be an amazing experience. I can’t wait to go overseas and see the troops in Iraq."
-- Lightweight contender Joe Lauzon comments on a 10-day goodwill trip to visit U.S. military troops in Iraq that begins today. Fellow mixed martial artists Jorge Rivera and Heath Herring will join "J-Lau" on the overseas trip. Lauzon most recently defeated Kyle Bradley via second round technical knockout at UFC Fight Night 15 last month. There's no word on his return to the Octagon; however, he has expressed and interest in competing at UFC 94 on January 31 along with his coach and mentor from The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 5, BJ Penn, who takes on Georges St. Pierre in the main event of the evening.