Archive: robbie lawler

Mar 7, 2014 7:15 am

With UFC 171 Win Over Woodley Condit Gets Next Crack At UFC Belt

This month’s UFC 171 event features some pretty important welterweight match ups. For the first time in several years the UFC’s 170lb. belt is up for grabs and one of the evening’s headliners will be crowned UFC champion for the first time in their careers. In the co-main event slot, Carlos Condit will face off...

Mar 6, 2014 7:40 am

VIDEO | UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Extended Preview

Take a deeper look at the UFC 171 main and co-main events. Johny Hendricks battles Robbie Lawler for the vacant UFC welterweight strap while Carlos Condit and Tyron Woodley go to war for dibs at the next title shot.

Feb 27, 2014 11:29 am

GSP Picking Hendricks Over Lawler In UFC 171 Title Clash

“I’m not going to go to the fight because I’m taking a break right now, but I’m going to watch it. They both have the power to knock each other out standing up. I see Johny as having an advantage in the wrestling and grappling departments, because of his experience. “They’re both southpaws but it’ll...

Feb 25, 2014 6:52 pm

Rory MacDonald Wants The Welterweight Title

  This past Saturday at UFC 170 UFC welterweight Rory MacDonald looked good in his unanimous decision win over the dangerous Demian Maia. This puts top the welterweight back in the win column after his loss to Robbie Lawler last year. Lawler will fight number one contender Johny Hendricks for the vacant welterweight title at...

Feb 17, 2014 1:57 pm

UFC 171’s Carlos Condit: ‘Woodley is still fairly green to this sport’

“Woodley is a great wrestler. He’s a very accomplished amateur wrestler and he’s transitioning into a great mixed martial artist. He has a lot of depth with his wrestling skills. He’s very good at a few things, but he’s still fairly green to this sport. Those things he does well are still extremely dangerous.” At...

Jan 29, 2014 6:20 am

VIDEO | Johny Hendricks Stars In New Reebok Commercial

Football star Knowshon Moreno, Gold Medal winning gymnast Aly Raisman and MMA powerhouse Johny Hendricks show the world how “Unnaturally Quick” they are in their Reebok ZQUICK running shoes. Check out Reebok.com for more info. #ReebokZQUICK #ZRated

Jan 29, 2014 6:07 am

Hendrick’s Favoring Woodley Over Condit At UFC 171

“I like them both. Condit’s a great guy, but I’ve known Woodley since my sophomore year in college. Great guy. I like the guy, I like his family, so, I got to go with, I’m sorry, Condit, but I pull for the wrestlers and I pull for Tyrone because I’ve known him for so long....

Jan 28, 2014 10:42 am

Montague Out, Scoggins In vs. Campuzano At UFC 171

  With UFC Flyweight fighter, Darrel Montague injured, a shift to March’s UFC 171 event has been made. In for Montague comes undefeated prospect, Justin Scoggins, who will now face UFC veteran, Will Campuzano, on the evenings preliminary card. UFC 171 goes down from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. In the main event,...

Jan 28, 2014 6:10 am

Hendricks on Lawler Fight: ‘I have to make sure I don’t get caught’

“No, (not surprised), he’s got some heavy hands and if you watch his fight, they’re sort of even and then all of a sudden, Robbie catches them. That’s something that I really have to focus on, is making sure that I don’t get caught. There are a couple of things he will do, and then...

Jan 20, 2014 9:28 am

Pineda vs. Whiteford Latest Addition To UFC 171

Heads Up Texas! The UFC’s return trip to ‘The Gold Star State’ just got an interesting featherweight bout in the form of Daniel Pineda vs. Robert Whiteford. UFC officials announced the booking. UFC 171 is set to go down on March 15 from the American Airlines Center, in Dallas, Texas. The main card, which airs on...

Jan 18, 2014 10:34 am

Hendricks Wants To Retire As Middleweight After Clearing Out 170

Johny Hendrick’s isn’t content with being a one-division fighter. The large welterweight competitor recently told The Dallas News that he wants to test himself up a division as a middleweight before hanging them up. “Yes, once I can get through my weight class, I would love to retire at 185,” Hendricks told them. “I definitely...

Jan 17, 2014 11:36 am

PHOTO | Hendricks & Lawler Square Off For The First Time

During the first leg of their UFC 171 media tour, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler squared off for the first time in anticipation of their upcoming title clash. Thanks to GSP’s exodus from MMA, Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will fight for the vacant UFC welterweight title. ‘UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler’ is set to...

Jan 14, 2014 12:43 pm

PHOTO | UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler Poster

UFC officials have released a snack peek poster for the upcoming UFC 171 event in March. UFC 171 features a welterweight title fight in the main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

Dec 31, 2013 12:58 pm

5 Stories this year that will impact 2014

The year is ending and man was it a wild ride. We saw tons of amazing fights that featured “WTF!” moments. There were upsets and rivalries and who can forget all of the drama (in and out of the cage). Some fighters hung up their gloves and others decided to put theirs back on. As...

Dec 23, 2013 10:00 am

Johny Hendricks: “I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite”

“I see myself as a power puncher, but for some reason I can never tell myself that I’m one of the elite. Does that make sense? I’ll downplay myself before I compliment myself. I know [Lawler] is very talented. I know he has some power in his hands, and that’s what makes this fight exciting....

Dec 21, 2013 11:19 am

BJPENN.COM’S 2013 Fighter of the year candidates

By Evan Stoumbelis This year has been a great one for fight fans, and as it’s winding down with its final card next Saturday it only seems right to reflect on the year and wonder who the UFC will pick as fighter of the year. In the meantime I have decided to take a look...

Dec 20, 2013 7:56 am

Dana White plans to give GSP his space

Long time UFC welterweight champion, Georges St. Pierre (25-2 MMA, 19-2 UFC), shocked the MMA world last week when he vacated his belt and announced his hiatus from the sport. “Rush” did leave fans with a small glimmer of hope that he may one day return to the octagon, but UFC president Dana White says he...

Dec 19, 2013 12:15 pm

BJPENN.COM Quick Hits: Is Georges St. Pierre the Greatest Champion of All Time?

The crew here at BJPENN.COM is back to bring you another edition of ‘Quick Hits’ whether you like it or not. ‘Quick Hits’ made its debut last week and it brought the idea of an MMA themed ‘Pardon the Interruption’ to life. It may be text based and we may not have Tony Reali correcting...

Dec 17, 2013 2:31 pm

George St. Pierre removed from BJPENN.com official rankings

By Evan Stoumbelis Less than a week ago the MMA community tuned in as Georges St. Pierre made his official announcement regarding his future in MMA. Georges announced via a UFC conference call with media that he would be taking an indefinite leave of absence from MMA, but may one day return. The 6 year...

Dec 14, 2013 9:35 pm

White: Nick Diaz Turned Down Carlos Condit Fight, Wants Hendricks/Lawler Winner

Former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz is no stranger to controversial headlines. With the retirement of mega-star Georges St. Pierre, the UFC welterweight division’s stacked deck of cards has been shuffled. The fate of the UFC Welterweight Championship has been decided as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler will duke it out for the vacated belt...

Nov 18, 2013 1:57 pm

Coach Believes Robbie Lawler Is The Best Welterweight In The World

“It’s unfortunate some are discrediting Rory McDonald now. I thought he was gonna break and he showed me he had a lot of heart. Much respect to him. He will be back in the winning column soon. He just faced one of the strongest guys in the division, someone that can’t be bullied or pushed...

Nov 15, 2013 7:00 am

VIDEO | UFC 167: Robbie Lawler Isn’t Amazed by Career Turnaround

Robbie Lawler talks about his UFC 167 fight against Rory MacDonald, why he’s not amazed by his career turnaround in 2013, why he always thought he’d return to the UFC, his thoughts on Rory MacDonald’s last fight, MacDonald as an opponent, and more.