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Video: UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon battles brother, Dan, in epic 2005 backyard brawl

In order to be a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, one must possess the natural grit to overcome adversity and succeed in the most uncomfortable of scenarios.

Throughout the entire Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster, Lightweight Joe Lauzon may be the best at pulling off impossible finishes. The 32-year-old Massachusetts native has captured six Fight of the Night awards and a record six Submission of the Night bonuses. Despite never competing for a divisional title, Lauzon has been one of the most successful and lucrative fighters in the 155-pound faction.

But despite his accolades inside of the Octagon, Lauzon (25-11) may be more recognized for fighting his brother, Dan, in a backyard brawl back in 2005 (shown above).

Dan Lauzon (17-6) hasn't had the same fortune as his older brother throughout his professional MMA career, but he has fought in the UFC before and holds a submission victory over Bobby Green.

While brothers often fight more than cats and dogs, the Lauzon siblings are trained assassins. Seeing them willingly participate in a backyard brawl against one another is a testament to their ability to detach emotion from fighting.

Fortunately, Joe and Dan tied it up again after "J-Lau" won by submission the first time around.

Joe Lauzon is currently scheduled to fight fellow divisional mainstay Diego Sanchez in a battle of bleeders at UFC 200 on July 9. Maybe he can look back at his brotherly throwdown for some inspiration.

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