"Filthy" Tom Lawlor is trying something new on Saturday night.
The longtime UFC middleweight will assume the role of a pro wrestling manager, as he is set to corner Bobby Fish and Kyle O'Reilly at the Ring of Honor iPPV event titled, ‘War of the Worlds.' The duo will challenge The Young Bucks for the ROH Tag Team Titles.
Lawlor appeared on Ariel Helwani's The MMA Hour on Monday, where he discussed the upcoming event and what it entails.
"I have been fortunate enough, and blessed with the opportunity to corner and coach the former ROH Tag Team champions," Lawlor said on the MMA Hour. "I am going to make sure it is a fair fight and that the other team isn't greased up and that the Young Bucks don't take advantage of this modified rule set."
"Filthy" went on to explain how he would help reDRagon, as he intends on teaching them new submission holds to cut off the Young Bucks' in-ring mobility.
"reDRagon are the best fighters in Ring of Honor, bar none. They have the best Mixed Martial Arts training, and we all know that that is the top style that can be employed in any fight. I'm teaching them new submissions. They are going to attack the Young Bucks' legs, so they won't be hitting any superkicks on reDRagon.
I am going to make sure that reDRagon bring the Tag Team titles back home."
Lawlor, who holds 9-5 (1) MMA record, is scheduled to face Ilir Latifi in a light-heavyweight contest in July at UFC Fight Night 46. While his role on Saturday's show does not involve him taking "bumps" in the ring, he stated that this is a one-time deal, where he wants to help reDRagon regain their titles.
"Right now it is a one-time thing. I hate to see legitimate Mixed Martial Artists screwed over."
Ring of Honor's ‘War of the Worlds' iPPV event takes place on Saturday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.