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Rory MacDonald would love head butts and no time limits

On July 11, welterweight contender Rory MacDonald will have up to five rounds to beat champion Robbie Lawler in their title rematch co-main event at UFC 189. When MacDonald lost a decision to Lawler in 2013, it was after three rounds of action. Not only is "Ares" looking forward to five rounds, however, he'd be fine if there were no time limits in MMA at all. "I always enjoy longer...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks on eating right and picking Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II

Last December, Johny Hendricks suffered greatly from a weight cut he describes as terrible, lost a close decision and his UFC welterweight title to Robbie Lawler. After contemplating retirement, Hendricks instead decided to fight on, but only while carrying less extra weight around in between fights. Before his win over Matt Brown in March, Hendricks told FOX Sports that he'd focused...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hendricks-Brown unlikely to fulfill expectations at UFC 185

USATI Three months removed from losing the welterweight title, Johny Hendricks is in a unique situation as a legitimate contender who has essentially been promised another crack at the crown in an eventual trilogy bout with Robbie Lawler, but also as a fighter that could easily lose that opportunity in Saturday’s showdown with Matt Brown at UFC 185 in Dallas. At UFC 181 last...
Via Sports-Glory
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185: Bigg Rigg and The Immortal Square off for Potential Title Shot

Robbie Lawler punches Johny Hendricks in their welterweight title fight during the UFC 181 event at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on December 6, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Mandatory Credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images) Saturday’s UFC 185 features what is sure to be a barn-burner matchup between former Welterweight Champ Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks (16-3) and the violent and...
Via The Sports Journal
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald capable of capitalizing on rare shot at revenge

After months of wondering if his chance would ever come, welterweight Rory MacDonald was finally awarded a shot at redemption on Wednesday when the UFC announced that the Canadian contender will face current champ Robbie Lawler for the 170-pound belt at UFC 189 on July 11th in Las Vegas. Scheduled as the appetizer to the evening’s main course between featherweights Jose Aldo...
Via Sports-Glory
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler Vs Rory MacDonald Set For UFC 189

A welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald will go down at UFC 189 during the promotion’s ‘International Fight Week’ festivities on July 11th in Las Vegas. It’s a big fight, but it’ll have to make do with serving as the co-main event on the night as featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s eagerly anticipated fight with Conor McGregor will be taking...
Via Fight Of The Night
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler on Rory MacDonald rematch: "I want a finish"

When UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler was first starting out in the sport, fighting on network TV and landing huge apparel endorsement deals seemed like a pipe dream hardly worth chasing. Now within the span of the last 12 months, Lawler has fought on FOX in a main event and recently signed a multi-year extension to become one of the faces of Adidas, as the popular shoe and...
Via Fox Sports
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rory MacDonald gets his title shot, fights Robbie Lawler in a rematch at UFC 189 ‘Aldo vs. McGregor’

It’s been a long time coming. 25-year-old Canadian welterweight Rory MacDonald will finally get his crack at the belt his good friend and training partner Georges St. Pierre, arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all-time, defended a record 9 times. UFC President Dana White announced the match up earlier today in the middle of a press conference that addressed the state...
Via Fight Booth
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald set as co-main event for UFC 189

UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will make the first defense of his title against Rory MacDonald in the new co-main event announced for UFC 189 on July 11 in Las Vegas. UFC president Dana White made the announcement about the fight during a press conference on Wednesday. MacDonald was originally slated to face Hector Lombard in the co-main event of UFC 186 in Montreal, but...
Via Fox Sports
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler Defends Title Against Rory MacDonald at UFC 189

Rory MacDonald (pictured) FINALLY gets his crack at the UFC welterweight crown, and he can thank Hector Lombar’s steroid use for it. During Tuesday’s monumental press conference where the UFC announced a strategic plan to enhance drug testing for their fighters, they announced MacDonald will challenge champ Robbie Lawler for his strap at UFC 189. The July 11 event takes place...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Miletich: Lawler would absolutely wreck St. Pierre

Former 170 pound world champion Pat Miletich is the father of the greatest UFC welterweight lineage of all time. The Iowan first captured UFC gold, and was then followed by his student Matt Hughes. Now, long-time Miletich protege Robbie Lawler is the UFC welterweight champion. "Ruthless" won the title by beating Johny Hendricks in a rematch, last December, but Miletich recently told...
Via Fox Sports
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 186 offers loaded main card

In the midst of this week’s media-melee ahead of Conor McGregor’s highly-anticipated return to Boston, the UFC very briefly stole the spotlight from Fight Night 59 on Saturday in order to announce a variety of match-ups that are expected to make UFC 186 an unforgettable event. Set for April 25th at Montreal’s Bell Center, the second installment of the bantamweight-war between...
Via Sports-Glory
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC 185 and UFC 186 will determine next welterweight title fight

The welterweight title picture isn't clear right now, but the next contender at 170-pounds will likely emerge after two pivotal fights take place in March and April. The original plan was putting current champion Robbie Lawler in a third fight with former title holder Johny Hendricks later this year.  As it turns out, Lawler was hoping for some time off after an extremely busy 13...
Via Fox Sports
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks Now Fighting Matt Brown Instead Of Robbie Lawler

Johny Hendricks won’t be completing his trilogy of title fights with Robbie Lawler after all – or at least not right away, despite the rematch being confirmed just a couple of weeks ago. Instead the UFC has made an unexpected announcement that Hendricks will now fight Matt Brown in the co-main event of UFC 185 on March 14th instead. Brown had also been previously attached to...
Via Fight Of The Night
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks Won’t Get Immediate Trilogy, Fights Matt Brown at UFC 185

In a surprising twist, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (pictured) won’t get an immediate trilogy against current champ Robbie Lawler. It was announced Tuesday Hendricks will battle Matt Brown at UFC 185. The March 14 event goes down inside American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Both 170-pounders will be looking to get back on the winning track. Brown was...
Via 5thRound.com
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks Trilogy on Deck

When UFC president Dana White reneged on his promise to grant Rory MacDonald next dibs at the welterweight crown, the writing was plastered all over the cage wall that it was so White could arrange a trilogy between champion Robbie Lawler (pictured) and Johny Hendricks. White made the assumption a reality during Thursday’s UFC 182 Media Day. “Robbie and Rory just fought,”...
Via 5thRound.com
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters Already Clamoring To Take On CM Punk In His UFC Debut

When Phil “CM Punk” Brooks made his earth-shattering announcement at UFC 181 that he was leaving behind the professional wrestling ring for a new career path inside the Octagon, there was a mixed reaction. Fighters took to social media to give their thoughts on Brooks’ announcement, some positive and some negative. In the days that followed, another host of fighters decided...
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December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler: 'It's been a hard year, a hard career'

After winning the UFC welterweight title Saturday night in the main event of UFC 181 with a split decision over Johny Hendricks, the new champ told Joe Rogan, "this wasn't easy." Certainly, none of Lawler's near fourteen year career in MMA has looked easy. Entering the UFC as its youngest fighter over twelve years ago, couldn't have been easy. Getting bounced from the promotion after...
Via Fox Sports
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Newly minted UFC champion Robbie Lawler offers to help CM Punk train at ATT

No matter your stance on UFC signing former WWE pro-wrestler CM Punk, it appears that high-profile MMA fighters in the organization are keen on helping Punk make the transition into MMA. Even without any notable fighting background whatsoever, CM Punk will make his Octagon debut in 2015, likely against an opponent with very little experience as well. In order to hone his skills...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 181 salaries: Robbie Lawler takes title and $220k

“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler won the UFC Welterweight title this past Saturday evening in the main event of UFC 181, as he defeated former champion Johny Hendricks via split decision in another enthralling scrap between the two men. Not only did Lawler become the champ 31 fights after his UFC debut twelve years ago, but he also left Vegas with a hefty paycheck. Check out the full...
Via Fight Hub TV
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

‘UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II’ Salaries Released

The Nevada Athletic Commission has released the official salaries for all the contestants who competed in Saturday’s “UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler II” event. Freshly-minted UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler (pictured) was the night’s biggest winner. Not only because he left Las Vegas with the hardware, but he was also was the card’s highest paid fighter with a ...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Matchmaker: Which rematch is next for new champ Robbie Lawler?

With two title fights at the top of the card, UFC 181 was bound to be one of the most talked about shows of the year, but the fallout and what comes next is always a big topic of conversation in the days following the show. Robbie Lawler won the UFC welterweight title in a razor thin decision over Johny Hendricks in the main event.  Conventional wisdom says his next opponent should...
Via Fox Sports
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Johny Hendricks Disappointed By Championship Rounds Performance At UFC 181

Robbie Lawler seized the welterweight title from Johny Hendricks in the main event of UFC 181 on Saturday night after edging him out by split decision, and despite some believing he’d done enough to retain the belt ‘Big Rig’ opted not to complain, but rather focused on the shortcomings of his own performance. “I didn’t fight,” Hendricks bluntly stated at the post-fight...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Making the Grade: Passes/Fails from UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2

UFC 181 delivered on Saturday night for any number of reasons, but at the top of the list were two title fights which saw Robbie Lawler claim UFC gold for the first time in his 13 year career while Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis legitimized his title reign with a successful defense over Gilbert Melendez. Things got a little personal in the pre-fight hype, but Travis Brown settled things...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Hit List: The Top 5 Moments from UFC 181

UFC 181 featured two world title fights, and plenty of surprises. One champion cemented his status as the division's king, another lost his crown to a surging, and rabid challenger. From those moments, to the rise of one of the sport's top teams, a humble contender finding his voice, and more, we pick out five of our favorite happenings of UFC 181 and present for your consideration...
Via Fox Sports
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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