(While the ‘Just Bleed’ tribute thrills the hardcore fans on the internet, it’s one of those jokes that doesn’t go over as well with the professional hot chick crowd.)
The thing to know about Tom Lawlor is that he’s just like you. Well, maybe not exactly like you. For one thing, he can fight. For another, he’s sitting on a $100,000 bonus check for Submission of the Night at UFC 100, where he choked C.B. Dollaway unconscious after one of the year’s most memorable entrances. But in other respects, he’s not so different from you.
He’s an MMA nerd who spends way too much time on the internet, posting in forums and pouring over the latest articles. He makes all the same inside jokes, loves all the same viral sensations, and has a great sense of humor, so much so that it’s difficult to get any real information out of him. While talking with him about his upcoming fight against Aaron Simpson on Monday night’s Fight Night card on Spike TV, I eventually gave up trying. It was still a fun conversation though, which is more than I can say for a lot of interviews with pro fighters.
CagePotato.com: So I was looking at your UFC.com profile today, just for fun, and I see you’re practiced in the art of Baboo Baby. Tell me, what’s that all about?
Lawlor: Baboo Baby is a deadly art that I have been granted a rank in. The master is a man by the name of Jack Skellington. It’s somewhere between being a very traditional martial art and being the most untraditional martial art on the planet. I’ve been training very hard in this style. It’s a close cousin to Harold Howard’s old style where he infused jiu-jitsu with karate. It’s also similar to the style that was brought about by Ranger Stott with RIP.