For Joe Pomfret, head coach at Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts/Team Aggression in Bridgewater, the similarities between Joe Lauzon and Joey Proctor are obvious.
Lauzon walked into Pomfret’s gym when he was 17-years-old with no prior training. He grew a love for Brazilian jiu-jitsu and ended up growing into one of the best lightweights in New England and earned a shot with the UFC, facilitated by his stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 5”.
Similarly, Proctor walked into Pomfret’s gym in 2006, when he was 20, with no prior training. The Pembroke native wanted to learn jiu-jitsu and then started to evolve. At 7-1, the 26-year-old is one of the best lightweights in New England. And tonight on “The Ultimate Fighter … Read More
The beginning of Joey Proctor’s foray into professional fighting traces to the day he and a friend scrapped with two others in his Pembroke backyard.
A high school freshman at the time, Proctor doesn’t remember what the two-on-two brawl was about. But he remembers what his friend, who was training in mixed martial arts at the time, said to him after the dust settled.
“He was like, ‘Wow, you’re a tough kid, pretty much had my back the whole time,’” Proctor said. “He said, ‘You need to come in, just try it out.’”
With that, Proctor, who played varsity hockey at Silver Lake High School, visited a gym headed by Joe Lauzon, a contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the … Read More
Proctor is one of the top-ranked lightweights in the northeast. He is the primary training partner to UFC veteran and TUF competitor Joe Lauzon. Proctor is the Reality Fighting champion and enters the house on a three-fight winning streak.
What makes him a favorite: Training partners. The TUF house is a hard place to stay focused; you’re stuck with the same annoying people day in and day out with no opportunity to get away, talk to someone else or distract yourself. Someone who has lived through that can help prepare you in a way no one else can. Once you mix in his skill, then Proctor has the tools to pull this out.… Read More
The Ultimate Fighter 15 cast was announced today and among the names on there is a Massachusetts native fighter, Joe Proctor from Team Aggression. He is one of the 32 fighters to fight to make it on the show and its going to be a great one. It is going to be airing Live on FX starting March 9th at 9 p.m. ET/PT. After that live episode the rest of the shows will follow with pre-taped house content and the live fight at the end of each show of course. The premiere on March 9th is slated to be a 2.5 hour show with 16 live elimination fights. It is literally fight hard or go home mentality!! All of the … Read More
A teammate of UFC lightweight and “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 semifinalist Joe Lauzon, Proctor finds himself on a streak of three consecutive wins. The 26-year-old enjoyed an undefeated campaign in 2011, culminating in his unanimous decision over Matt Bessette in a five-round title bout at Reality Fighting “Gonzaga vs. Porter” in October. He has not yet fought this year. Proctor has delivered more than half (four) of his seven professional victories by submission.… Read More