Where did he say, or imply, Carmont didn't come to fight? I can't find it anywhere.
It wouldn't make sense for him to say that anyways since HE was the one avoiding the fight. He was just holding Carmont against the cage the entire time.
Self-deprecating humor aside, Lawlor (8-5, 1 no-contest) comes from the school of thought that even if he wins, there are few things worse than a boring fight. But there's probably not a lot worse than a boring fight that you think you won, and having it go down as a loss. Lawlor hasn't even watched the fight back. When it comes to the decision, he's more relying on what people have told him, and the fact that when it was over, in no way did he feel like he was just in a fight. He called the fight boring and said only one person came to fight.