Lawlor: Boring Carmont fight bumped me down to Facebook


Paul Putignano caught up with Tom Lawlor ahead of his fight with Michael Kuiper Saturday at UFC on Fuel TV 9 in Stockholm, Sweden.

"I'm kind of like the common man," said Lawlor. "I'm the Dusty Rhodes of the UFC, I guess. I'm not the biggest guy. I'm not the most jacked guy. I'm not the best-looking guy. I try to go in there and try to entertain, try to give it my best every fight. I think people can relate to that."

"If I lose this fight, I won't be fighting in the UFC unless it's the most exciting fight in the history of man. And based on my past fight record, that's probably not going to happen. I pretty much have to walk out with a win to keep my job."

"The Carmont fight, not even the fact that I lost, the fact that the fight was pretty crappy to watch and pretty much boring, not a lot of action, I think hurt me more than the loss itself. If you look at my spot on the (UFC on Fuel TV 9) card, I'm the second fight of the night. I just went from being on a pay-per-view card that did pretty well as far as pay-per-view buys go - I think that was based purely on the fact I was on the card. The fight was so boring they shoved me down onto Facebook."

"I expect to have my job after this. I expect to walk out with my hand raised."

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Lurker of the Year 2007 and 2008 site profile image  

4/2/13 10:48 AM by Lurker of the Year 2007 and 2008

He'll have the crowd eating out of his hand if he comes out wearing a Henrik Lundqvist goalie mask and jersey.

Gomrad site profile image  

4/2/13 12:34 AM by Gomrad


Seats Taken site profile image  

4/2/13 12:21 AM by Seats Taken

  That would be hilarious

LoganClark site profile image  

4/2/13 12:10 AM by LoganClark

I assumed it was going to be ABBA themed.

TheBigBadBootyDaddy site profile image  

4/1/13 11:51 PM by TheBigBadBootyDaddy

What are you suggesting?  The chef from the Muppets?

UGCTT_FryedTakayama site profile image  

4/1/13 9:47 PM by UGCTT_FryedTakayama

Yup plus Brimage/McGregor. Awesome!

rampageforpresident site profile image  

4/1/13 9:41 PM by rampageforpresident

On a more positive note, I'll actually be pumped for the facebook prelims....which is rare. lawlor all day

ShakaFerreira site profile image  

4/1/13 9:39 PM by ShakaFerreira

Filthy! He's one of my favorite fighters.

Hammerfister site profile image  

4/1/13 8:52 PM by Hammerfister

I was there. Entire crowd, French Canadian, French, and not French were all confused with that decision.

MachidasBrew site profile image  

4/1/13 8:50 PM by MachidasBrew

If they cut him, the UFC can just go fuck themselves.