I liked the new and improved Tom Lawlor that took Patrick Cote’s lunch money last weekend, but it makes me sad that he’s had to cut down on the fun ratio to find success. Not only has he stopped getting drunk to help cut weight, but he’s had to drop the entrance hijinx that made him a fan favorite dispite a rocky 2010 in the octagon:
“I’ve had a small problem with my cardio in past fights so we did some tests after the last fight and determined that it was like I was fighting another round before I even got in the cage. So I was lucky that Spike put me first so there was no music and I could go ahead and blame not having an entrance on them. That and the fact that I’m not that intelligent and I’m starting to run out of ideas … so it’s kinda rough.”
“I wouldn’t say it’s done, but I think there’ll be a little bit more calm in the future. Instead of coming out and dancing around and going crazy – instead of a Hulk Hogan entrance it might be more Undertaker where the lights dim and I come out very slowly so I can keep my heart rate down.”
Even weigh-in fun is being seriously curtailed lately … the only thing funky about Lawlor at UFC 121 was some neon underwear. I guess it’s hard to put a lot of effort into that kinda stuff when there’s a good chance some Doucho McNoFun will tell you ‘No dice’ last second. I blame whoever canned the midget Lawlor and Seth Petruzelli tried to bring in for UFC 116. I guess Spike has it written into their agreement with everyone that they’re the only ones who get to exploit little people.
After the jump: some of Tom Lawlor’s greatest pre-fight performances.