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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Clay Matthews mullet photo is actually of MMA fighter Justin Lawrence

Last week we shared with you an awesome photo depicting a little kid with a glorious spiky-haired mullet, making one of those cheesy poses that only happen in child portraits. The photo went viral likely because it was purportedly of Clay Matthews in kindergarten. We assumed as much because that’s what Matthews himself shared on Twitter without any hint to the truth. Welp, evidently we were had by a (poorly executed) joke.

As The Post Game points out, the photo is indeed not of the strapping Packers linebacker but rather of a young Justin “The American Kidd” Lawrence, a 22-year-old MMA fighter who recently competed in the most recent season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Check out Lawrence’s Facebook page for an up-close-and-personal look at the mullet in all of its glory. In our original post, we said the photo should qualify Matthews as a first-ballot mullet hall-of-famer. Looks like that honor now goes to Lawrence.

Anyway, on Thursday, Matthews finally set the record straight, saying “check your facts” and sharing this awesome photo of him as a youngin’:

No ridiculous poses or mullets or tucked-in turtlenecks but still awesome.

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