All fighters make weight for UFC 154: AND Tom Lawlor's best entrance yet?
UFC 154: St-Pierre vs. Condit
Sat., Nov. 17, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Main Card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
170 lbs.: Champion Georges St. Pierre (170) vs. Intermin Champion Carlos Condit (169) (welterweight title unification bout)
170 lbs.: Johny Hendricks (171) vs. Martin Kampmann (171)
185 lbs.: Tom Lawlor (184) vs. Francis Carmont (185)
185 lbs.: Constantinos Philippou (185) vs. Nick Ring (184)
145 lbs.: Mark Hominick (145) vs. Pablo Garza (145)
Prelim Card (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
185 lbs.: Patrick Cote (185) vs. Alessio Sakara (186)
205 lbs.: Cyrille Diabate (206) vs. Chad Griggs (205)
155 lbs.: Sam Stout (154) vs. John Makdessi (155)
155 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos (155) vs. Mark Bocek (156)
Prelim Card (Facebook, 6 p.m. ET)
145 lbs.: Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm
135 lbs.: Azamat Gashimov (135) vs. Ivan Menjivar (135)
170 lbs: Matt Riddle (170) vs. John Maguire (171)
145 lbs.: Darren Elkins (145) vs. Steven Siler (145)
Note: In mixed martial arts, non title bouts are traditionally given a one pound weight allowance. Title bout fighters must make the offical weight.
Tom Lawlor, the GSP of ring entrances, may have puzzled some with Friday's stumble. It began with Joe Rogan saying ""Tom Lawlor ladies and gentlemen, says he's ready to shock the world."
However, there was a method to the mirthness. Lawlor was aping WCW's Shockmaster:
“(The glittered helmet) was just to keep my identity, keep me under wraps," said
Shockmaster/Tigboat/Fred Ottman of his legendary 1993 stumble. "The wall was increased in height, Mike Graham’s the one who gave me the cue to go.
"I had the mask on, holes drilled in it, but then the glitter was coming through. So they took the secretary, cut off her panty hose, cut patches and glued them over the eye holes. That was to keep the glitter out of my eyes. Mike told me I had to bust the wood, bust the 5/8-inch sheetrock that made up the set; I had to hit it hard.
"Well, I busted it all the way to my knees, and just like a teeter-totter, I hit it so hard it blew me over the top of the bottom. Then the little helmet popped off, I turned away from the camera, and attempted to pop it back on my face, jump up, and do the promo. Cause I wasn’t down there long, if you watch the video.
"Dusty Rhodes, he was there along with the rest of them. If you read their lips, there’s some funny things being said. I was the one that was the most upset that night; it would have been like about a minimum of a 12-pack drive back to my house. I just got my stuff and when I was finished to head out the door, I pulled up to the Gorilla position, looked at Dusty, looked at Mike Graham, looked at the rest of them, shook my head, and walked out the door.
"There’s no doing over a live deal. What it is is what it is.”