Lawlor: Boring Carmont fight bumped me down to Facebook

Monday, April 01, 2013

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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