Tom Lawlor är känd för att klä ut sig på invägningarna. På den senaste invägningen ville han klä ut sig till Conor McGregor men reebok sa nej.
Tom Lawlor medverkade nyligen i mma hour där han avslöjade att han ville klä ut sig till Conor McGregor på invägningen vid UFC on FOX 16. På plats fick han däremot beskedet av att han enbart fick bära hans egna reebok kläder:
”My plan was to be Conor McGregor at the weigh-ins, so I had asked if I could wear the Conor McGregor fight kit. You know, they give you the Reebok stuff and they said, ‘do you have any questions?’ I said, ‘yes, I have a question. Can I wear Conor McGregor’s fight kit?’ And the way it was met, to me, was like, ‘why would you want to do that? Why would anyone want to do that? Don’t you want your family to buy these jerseys with your name on them?’ So right there, it clued me in that perhaps the people that were in charge of some of this stuff weren’t as familiar with the product as I would’ve liked.
”That’s what the fans know me as. Now, I don’t expect everybody who’s an MMA fan to know about me. There’s 500 guys in the UFC. Everybody has a different personality, stuff like that. But instead of saying, ‘okay, we’ll look into it,’ it was kind of like, I was insulted basically.”
Lawlor gav inte upp och valde istället att ta på sig alla reebok kläder han kunde få tag på:
”I did not wear all of it. There were, I think, two more pairs of socks and three more pairs of underwear, but it got to point where I felt like, okay, if I really go out there and put everything on in this bag, somebody might get pissed as me. There might be some backlash, so let me tone it down a little bit. I was actually at one point going to put another pair of shoes on my hands and walk out with those on all fours like Khabib Nurmagomedov’s buddy, the bear. But unfortunately I’ve got to save something for the future for now.”