Tom Lawlor Joins The PFL
The Professional Fighters League announced its latest class for the upcoming third season. One more name has been added to the list. MMA veteran and pro wrestler Tom Lawlor has been signed to the PFL.
This will be the first time Lawlor (10-7, 1NC) will step inside an MMA cage since 2018. His last fight was a unanimous decision loss to Deron Winn at a Golden Boy Promotions MMA event. “Filthy” Tom last competed in the UFC in 2016. He was suspended two years by USADA after testing positive for ostarine. The Massachusetts native has constantly denied knowing how the substance got into his system, but he let the suspension play out.
The UFC then released him with two months left on his suspension. 6-5 with the UFC, Lawlor has wins over the likes of C.B. Dollaway, Patrick Cote and Gian Villante. Lawlor has been working as a pro wrestler. Under his own name, Lawlor has competed for promotions like All Star Wrestling and Major League Wrestling. He signed an exclusive deal with the latter promotion, and won the MLW World Heavyweight Championship with them.
Speaking with Ariel Helwani on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Lawlor is ecstatic to be back in MMA and compete in the PFL’s light-heavyweight division.
“I have been given the golden lottery ticket to compete in this year’s PFL in the light heavyweight division for $1 million,” Lawlor stated. “I am here to tell you it is my absolute goal, it is my destiny, to take home that money, and it’s gonna happen at the end of 2020.”
It is unknown how this would affect his pro wrestling career. The PFL’s 2020 season is expected to start in late May.