Five times UFC fighters imitated WWE Superstars
#2 ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor ‘shocks’ the crowd
“Filthy” Tom Lawlor is a fan favourite, not just because of what he does inside the Octagon, but more prominently, for what he does out of it. Tom Lawlor has always been an avid professional wrestling fan, and has dabbled in professional wrestling himself. Tom has dressed up as several famous personalities during the weigh ins - as Apollo Creed from the Rocky franchise, as Conor McGregor, and he even posed as Hulk Hogan!
During one such instance, Tom said he would ‘shock’ the world, and came out as The Shockmaster - an infamous gimmick during the WCW days, which has gone down the wrestling folklore for all the wrong reasons. While the character itself was envisioned to be a dangerous, intimidating figure, Fred Ottman, who played the character tripped and fell flat on his face during his WCW debut.
Tom did something similar while making his way out to the weigh ins, and left the fans - and the UFC personnel chuckling.Published 05 Apr 2017, 15:35 IST