Robbie Lawler: Tyron Woodley isn't my teammate

The main event at UFC 201 is being billed as teammate versus teammate, but that's not exactly accurate according to welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.Lawler trains out of American Top Team in Florida and his opponent Tyron Woodley is part of the same gym -- technically speaking.See, Woodley actually runs his own American Top Team affiliate gym in Missouri and he will carry the...
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Robbie Lawler: UFC athletes looking to get into movies 'were never fighters'

With new owners WME-IMG at the helm, UFC's star fighters like Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor may be on the cusp of more movie opportunities. Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, however, says any current UFC athlete who is looking to make a name for themselves in tinsletown is a fake fighter."Those guys were never fighters in the first place," Lawler recently said."Some people...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley: 'I'm too fast, too well-rounded' for Robbie Lawler at UFC 201

UFC 201 will be headlined by American Top Team teammates Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley fighting one another. Lawler is the welterweight champ and Woodley the number one contender.In recent years, Lawler joined the South Florida mega-team and saw his star rise, culminating in his winning and defending the world title at 170 pounds. At the same time, Woodley has continued to claim...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson wants to face Robbie Lawler at UFC 205

It seems nearly impossible to deny Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson a title shot following a shutout performance over No. 1 ranked welterweight Rory MacDonald on Saturday night in Ottawa.Thompson defeated MacDonald over five rounds to earn his seventh straight victory while knocking off yet another top contender in the division.Now following wins over MacDonald and former champion Johny...
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June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler: I would have taken Conor McGregor’s soul

Prior to Conor McGregor’s shocking loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, there were rumors that the Irish superstar would have been slated to face welterweight champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 200 with a win. However, Diaz submitted McGregor and put an end to those plans. But what would have happened if McGregor would have come away with the win? Lawler believes he would...
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June 09, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC 201: Lawler vs. Woodley official for welterweight title

  It’s almost like they call him “The Chosen One” for a reason. Tyron Woodley has been hand-picked by UFC officials to be the next man up for Robbie Lawler’s welterweight title. The bout was made official today and it will take place at UFC 201 inside of Atlanta’s Philips Arena. It will serve as the headliner of the evening. The post GSP era has been all blood and guts...
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May 17, 2016  |  Discuss

UFC 195 Results: Robbie Lawler Retains Welterweight Title In Terrific Match

Sure it’s only Jan. 3, but the UFC 195 main event might go down as one of the best fights of of the year. Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler retained his title by split decision over challenger Carlos Condit. The scores were 47-48, 48-47 and 48-47 in favor of the champ. That was far from the only match, though. Check out all of the results from Las Vegas below. UFC 195 Main Card...
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler says he would knock out GSP

Robbie Lawler (26-10, 1NC) is set to fight Carlos Condit (30-8) at UFC 195 in a welterweight title bout and recently did a periscope session to promote the fight. During that video, in which he took fan questions, he claimed that he would knock out former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre if he ever came back to MMA. “Yeah, I’d knock GSP out if he comes back,” Lawler...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler and Conor McGregor make UFC 189 one for the ages

By Paul Navarro Four men walked into a cage: a brawler, a prodigy, a braggart, and a long shot, and two champions emerged. There were flawed calls and questionable decisions made throughout the night, but the main events of UFC 189 will be remembered for their blood, heart, and power. After Saturday, there's no denying the complete evolution of Robbie Lawler into a complex thinking...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 189: Robbie Lawler KO’s Rory MacDonald Defends Belt

Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald took turns punishing each other throughout their UFC 189 co-main event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night, but it was the champion who left with the belt, Lawler successfully defending his welterweight crown for the first time with a fifth-round knockout. “That was the accumulation of a beatdown,” Lawler said. “It wasn’t...
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

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