Tom Lawlor delivered the “Knockout of the Night” with his performance against Jason MacDonald at UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier Tuesday night. And, the extra $40,000 for his efforts came in very handy for “Filthy.”
“I’ll be honest. I’m broke. I have no money. This money I got (Tuesday), it’s going to be the first time I’ve deposited a check in over a year,” said Lawlor, during the post-fight interview with Ariel Helwani on FUEL TV. “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 explained that he purchased a house and “miscalculated” the cost of living in Providence, Rhode Island.
The 29-year-old veteran of The Ultimate Fighter had not won a fight since late in 2010 when he defeated Patrick Cote. He is 4-3 in his UFC career.