Tom Lawlor has a secret weigh in planned for Tues

by Kevin Iole | source:

"It's a sport, yes," Tom Lawlor said of mixed martial arts, "but sports are meant to be entertaining in one form or another. At an NBA basketball game, they announce the players and when they're running through the team, they're jumping around pumped up and they have their own entrance music and what not.

"A lot of people get lost in the aspect of, 'Aw, man, I'm a fighter. I'm really tough. I'm not going to show any emotion or have a sense of humor.' That's just not my style. I'd rather have a good time and go out there and lose than hate my life and go out there and win."

He walked to the cage for his Ultimate Fight Night bout against Aaron Simpson to the strains of Rick Derringer's "I am a Real American," which became Hogan's anthem when he arrived in the WWF in the mid-1980s.

He walked to the cage at UFC 139 wearing 1980s workout gear as Olivia Newton John's "Let's Get Physical" played in the arena.

And now he vows to have a special entrance set for Tuesday's match against MacDonald, though he concedes most folks may not totally get it.

"This is probably going to be the most obscure entrance yet," said Lawlor, who would give no clues. "I pretty much expect no laughter except from the really, really hardcore fans. If you have been watching since 2000, OK, you might get it, but that's going to be about it, though I personally think it's great."

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Lawlor fights Jason MacDonald on Tuesday at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va., on UFC on Fuel 3.


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Shakwon site profile image  

5/14/12 7:53 PM by Shakwon

Your money and you don't even know it

flyingtx21 site profile image  

5/14/12 7:28 PM by flyingtx21

entrance was epic man, next one he should do the Geisha one that Genki did at UFC London too

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5/14/12 6:29 PM by UGCTT_El Pescadero

Gd call!

lookoutawhale site profile image  

5/14/12 5:41 PM by lookoutawhale

 Lawlor is a treat to watch at weigh ins, keep up the great work!

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5/14/12 5:39 PM by PembrokePinesVillain

No pyro? Still awesome! Genki sudo is the man!

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5/14/12 5:21 PM by BabyFacedWarMaster


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5/14/12 3:50 PM by Ghost of Retard

 D)  get pissed off that i didn't think of that

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5/14/12 3:37 PM by Paperclip Willy

Can I ask an honest question to other fighters.If a guy you're fighting comes out like Tom does (and I love his style), do you a) not care, b) get angrier and more motivated, or c) glad that the opponent has made the fight more interesting?It's hard to read the other fighter while he's waiting in the cage and pacing back and forth waiting for the other guy to get in.