Lawlor will compete for Professional Fighters League during its
third season as the promotions continues to work to turn over its
roster from the previous season.
Lawlor initially confirmed the news to
ESPN. He will compete in the PFL’s light heavyweight division
for a chance at a $1 million prize.
“I have been given the golden lottery ticket to compete in this
year’s PFL in the light heavyweight division for $1 million,” he
told ESPN. “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
Lawlor, who works in sports entertainment for Major League
Wrestling, last competed in MMA in November 2018, when he dropped a
unanimous decision to Deron Winn
at a Golden Boy MMA event.
“The Ultimate Fighter 8” competitor went 6-5 during his UFC tenure,
earning notable wins over the likes of Patrick Cote
and C.B. Dolloway. He was suspended for two years by USADA after
testing positive for ostarine and was released by the Las
Vegas-based promotion with two months remaining on his
The PFL’s upcoming season is expected to begin in May, with
playoffs taking place in October and the championship event set for
New Year’s Eve.