Tom Lawlor had a pretty great birthday. Not only did he crush his opponent Jason MacDonald in under a minute, he also won a 40k knockout of the night bonus. A much needed 40k knockout of the night bonus:
“I’ll be honest. I’m broke. I have no money. This money that I got today, it’s going to be the first time I’ve deposited a check in over a year. A year and a half. This is like a big deal to me. I had to borrow money from friends and family just in order to go into this fight. I want to thank them, obviously. This means a lot to me mentally, it means a lot to my bank account.”
Lawlor also talked about his Genki Sudo weigh-in trubute and the birthday themed fight walk-out that followed:
“I can’t even hold a candle to him, not even close,” Lawlor said. “He had so many good ones. So I went with his imitation of Buckethead. Now I’m doing an imitation of someone doing an imitation. It’s kind of like Inception.”
But even if the fight hadn’t taken place on his birthday, Lawlor wasn’t planning to enter to music from Buckethead, a favorite of hard-core guitar aficionados and a one-time member of Guns N’ Roses.
“Before I went with ‘Birthday’ by the Beatles, I requested ‘Sweet Transvestite’ from Rocky Horror Picture Show,” Lawlor said. “I don’t know if it ever got approved or not.”
It just wouldn’t be right coming out to Rocky Horror without a full on performance involving more thongs than a Japanese Man-Cycle, so I hope he’s just saving that one for next time. You know he’d take the time to make it awesome, although I was a little disappointed in his Genki Sudo impression. He got the costume down, but his robot pop n locking left much to be desired in comparison: