Damaged-down welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is determined to provide his return to the Octagon at subsequent weekend’s UFC 266 tournament opposite Reduce Diaz.
Lawler and Diaz in the starting up collided seventeen years ago at UFC 47, with the Stockton prospect rising victorious by formulation of 2nd round knockout. Since then both men occupy long gone on to occupy extremely worthwhile MMA careers.
Reduce Diaz captured the Strikeforce welterweight title in 2010 and went on to shield the belt on three instances. He later competed for the UFC welterweight strap however come what would possibly became outpointed by longtime division kingpin Georges St-Pierre.
As for Robbie Lawler, ‘Ruthless’ went on to accumulate the EliteXC middleweight title in 2007, defending the belt on one occasion against Scott Smith. Lawler later returned to the UFC where he in the end captured the promotions welterweight title by dethroning Johny Hendricks in 2014.
Now within the course of the principle four-fight shedding skid of his profession, Robbie Lalwer (28-15 MMA) admits that it takes the accurate opponent for him to accumulate up for.
Damaged-down welterweight title challenger Jorge Masvidal lately expressed curiosity in struggling with Reduce Diaz, this if the Stockton native returns to the take column at UFC 266, however he never talked about ‘Ruthless’.
“No, not if truth be told,” Lawler answered when asked just a few imaginable fight against Masvidal. “I expert with Jorge. Spent plenty of time with him at American High Crew. It doesn’t excite me to accumulate coaching.”
Luckily for fight fans, Robbie Lawler shares a noteworthy various sentiment towards his upcoming opponent Reduce Diaz.
“Clearly, we approach to fight. Reduce Diaz is a no-nonsense — he has antics within the fight — however if truth be told, he’s coming to fight, accumulate you out of your sport and check to push the stagger. Clearly, I capture to accumulate into of us’s faces and check out to land expansive shots so it’s going to be involving!” – Lawler beforehand told ESPN.
Who stop you suspect would emerge victorious in a hypothetical fight between worn coaching companions Robbie Lawler and Jorge Masvidal?
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