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Tom Lawlor Picks Up Win at PFL 5, Teases Possible Retirement From MMA

June 17, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

“Filthy” Tom Lawlor picked up his first MMA win in five years at PFL 5, and has suggested that he may be retiring from the sport. Lawlor defeated Jordan Young via unanimous decision at the event, as you can see below, scoring his first victory since he knocked out Gian Villante at UFC on FOX 16 in July of 2015. Following his win, he laid his gloves down on the canvas which could indicate his retirement.

Speaking with Sherdog before the fight, Lawlor had said that he may retire if he loses, saying, “This is like the last fight on my contract with the PFL. This is my opportunity to make it to the playoffs. If that doesn’t happen, this may be the end of it for me. I’m 38-years old, I’ve been fighting since I was 20. I just want to say thanks to everybody out there. I mean, if this is the end of it for me, thanks to anybody who supported me, anybody who watched my fights and thought I was cool, or thought my entrances were funny. Thank you!”

In addition to his MMA career, Lawlor works for MLW where he is a former MLW World Heavyweight Champion.