Robbie Lawler News
Mike Perry challenges former UFC champion Robbie Lawler to fight in BKFC
Fernando Quiles - August 16, 2023
Daniel Cormier praises Robbie Lawler's UFC 290 retirement win: "It never happens!"
Josh Evanoff - July 13, 2023
Robbie Lawler reacts after Conor McGregor casts doubt on his UFC retirement: "Does he want to fight?"
Jeffrey Walter - July 9, 2023
Pros react after Robbie Lawler KO's Niko Price in his retirement fight at UFC 290
Chris Taylor - July 8, 2023
Niko Price happy to serve as Robbie Lawler’s retirement opponent at UFC 290: “I want to be the legend getter”
Harry Kettle - July 7, 2023
Robbie Lawler expresses interest in coaching after retirement: "Make an impact"
Josh Evanoff - July 6, 2023
Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler is ready to give back to MMA. ‘Ruthless’ has been out of the cage since a knockout loss to Bryan Barberena last July at UFC 276. Nearly a year on from that defeat, the former champion is set to return this Saturday. At UFC 290, Robbie Lawler will face fellow action fighter, Niko Price. ‘The Hybrid’ is coming off a knockout loss to Phillip Rowe last December.
Robbie Lawler explains when he realized UFC 290 would be his retirement fight
Cole Shelton - July 5, 2023
Robbie Lawler will be making the walk to the Octagon for the final time on Saturday at UFC 290. Lawler made his MMA debut in 2001 and made his UFC debut at UFC 37 in 2002. After a seven-fight UFC stint, he left to fight in different promotions but returned to the Las Vegas-based promotion in 2013 and has been a member of the UFC roster since then.
Video | The Ultimate Fighting Championship pays tribute to Robbie Lawler ahead of his final fight at UFC 290
Harry Kettle - July 5, 2023
The UFC has released a tribute video to Robbie Lawler as he prepares for the final fight of his career with the promotion. Over the course of the last few decades, Robbie Lawler has made memories that will last a lifetime. The 41-year-old has been there and done it all, fighting the best of the best ever since his debut in 2001. He’s been to the very top, too, capturing the UFC welterweight championship in late 2014 before successfully defending it twice.
Daniel Cormier explains why he scratched Robbie Lawler in favor of Tyron Woodley for his top four greatest welterweights of all time
Harry Kettle - June 30, 2023
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier has explained why Robbie Lawler hasn’t made his list of the four greatest UFC welterweights ever. Next weekend, Robbie Lawler is set to make his final walk to the UFC’s Octagon. He’ll be going head-to-head with Niko Price, attempting to ride off into the sunset with a big win to his name. His last outing came in July 2022, when he lost to Bryan Barberena.
Dana White reveals Robbie Lawler's return at UFC 290 will be his retirement fight
Josh Evanoff - May 10, 2023
Dana White announces two more fights at UFC 290 including the returns of Dan Hooker and Robbie Lawler
Cole Shelton - April 21, 2023
Dana White has announced two more fights for UFC 290. After White did a special announcement announcing several key fights on Thursday, he did it again on Friday with three fights for UFC 290 on July 8 – which serves as International Fight Week. First, White announced that Robert Whittaker will take on Dricus Du Plessis in a title eliminator bout. Now, the UFC boss announced that Dan Hooker will return at UFC 290 against Jalin Turner.
Nick Diaz admits he was "backed into" return fight against Robbie Lawler: "I didn't go in there to win"
Josh Evanoff - April 3, 2023
Over a year and a half on from his return, Nick Diaz has discussed all the controversy behind it. In September 2021, the former Strikeforce champion made his return to the cage against Robbie Lawler. The bout was a rematch of their prior encounter at UFC 47 in 2004. In that outing, Diaz won by first-round knockout.
Robbie Lawler out of UFC 282 bout with Santiago Ponzinibbio
Lewis Simpson - December 5, 2022
Robbie Lawler is out of his scheduled clash with Santiago Ponzinibbio, which was expected to go down this Saturday at UFC 282 in Las Vegas. Brett Okamoto made the announcement on social media confirming Lawler’s withdrawal due to an undisclosed injury. The UFC is currently working on a potential replacement for Ponzinibbio.
Robbie Lawler reacts to news that his former opponent Melvin Manhoef will be retiring after Bellator 285
Susan Cox - September 23, 2022
Robbie Lawler is reacting to the news that his former opponent Melvin Manhoef will be retiring after Bellator 285. Manhoef (32-15 MMA) is going to hang up the gloves after his fight with Yoel Romero tonight at Bellator 285.
Daniel Cormier advocates for Rory MacDonald to be inducted into the Hall of Fame for Robbie Lawler fight: "I don't know why it's not in already"
Josh Evanoff - August 17, 2022
UFC 276 Results: Bryan Barberena TKO's Robbie Lawler (Video)
Chris Taylor - July 2, 2022
A welterweight bout between former division champion Robbie Lawler and Bryan Barberena takes place on the main card of UFC 276. Lawler (29-15 MMA) will be returning to action for the first time since defeating Nick Diaz via TKO at September’s UFC 266 event. That win had snapped a four-fight losing skid for the ‘Ruthless’ one.
Robbie Lawler admits Nick Diaz fight got him excited to fight again: "I thank him"
Josh Evanoff - June 30, 2022
Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has found his fire again, and he thanks Nick Diaz for that. ‘Ruthless’ has been struggling in the octagon since 2016. Lawler lost his UFC welterweight strap to Tyron Woodley in July of that year, and he was unable to get back on the right track. Following that defeat, he went 1-4 in the cage, with defeats to names such as Colby Covington and Ben Askren.
Robbie Lawler says he “was surprised” to find out he was fighting on the UFC 276 prelims
Susan Cox - June 24, 2022
Robbie Lawler was surprised to find out he’s fighting on the UFC 276 preliminary card. The middleweight Lawler has not been on a preliminary card of a UFC event for 20 years.
Robbie Lawler set to return at UFC 276 against Bryan Barberena
Josh Evanoff - May 3, 2022
Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has his return set for this summer. ‘Ruthless’ will face off against fan-favorite Bryan Barberena. The fight was announced by MMAJunkie as well as Barberena himself. The bout is being added to a card without the main event but has other bouts scheduled for the undercard. Other fights slated for UFC 276 are Miesha Tate vs. Lauren Murphy, and Uriah Hall taking on Andre Muniz.
Robbie Lawler checks in on Nick Diaz after UFC 266 loss, asks if he's 'good in life' and if he needs help
Cole Shelton - October 5, 2021
Henry Cejudo calls for Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler trilogy fight
Adam Martin - October 3, 2021
Former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo called for the Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler trilogy fight following their recent rematch at UFC 266. Diaz and Lawler met in a middleweight bout at UFC 266 last month, and Lawler won the fight in the third round by TKO. It was a rematch 17 years in the making after the two previously met at UFC 47 in 2004, with Diaz winning that fight via knockout. All these years later and these two rivals met again, but this time with Lawler getting the better of Diaz and getting the finish. It was a good fight for as long as it lasted, and UFC president Dana White praised Diaz for his performance in the fight. But at the end of the day, Diaz lost the fight via TKO and it’s unknown if he has any interest in fighting in the UFC again.
Jorge Masvidal doesn't want to see Nick Diaz tarnish his legacy following UFC 266: "He’s not the same guy"
Chris Taylor - October 2, 2021
Jorge Masvidal does not want to see Nick Diaz tarnish his legacy following his TKO loss to Robbie Lawler at last weekend’s UFC 266 event. Diaz (26-10 MMA) returned from a six year hiatus last Saturday for a middleweight bout with his former opponent in Lawler. The pair had initially collided 17 years ago in a welterweight bout at UFC 47, with the Stockton Slugger emerging victorious by way of second round knockout.
Dana White shares his thoughts on the performance of Nick Diaz at UFC 266
Christopher Taylor - September 28, 2021
UFC President Dana White shared his thoughts on the performance of Nick Diaz at UFC 266 during a media scrum on Tuesday afternoon. Diaz (26-10 MMA) returned from a six year hiatus on Saturday night when he returned to the Octagon for a middleweight bout with former opponent Robbie Lawler. The pair had initially collided 17 years ago in a welterweight bout at UFC 47, with the Stockton Slugger emerging victorious by way of second round knockout.
Nate Diaz dubs older brother Nick "The Goat" following UFC 266
Christopher Taylor - September 27, 2021
Nate Diaz still believes his old brother to be “The Goat”, this despite Nick losing his recent rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266. Nick Diaz (26-10 MMA) ended a six year hiatus on Saturday when he returned to the Octagon for a middleweight bout with former opponent Robbie Lawler. The pair had originally collided 17 years ago at UFC 47, with the Stockton Slugger emerging victorious by way of second round knockout.
Robbie Lawler discusses the stoppage in his UFC 266 rematch with Nick Diaz: “I felt like it was an accumulation”
Harry Kettle - September 27, 2021
Robbie Lawler has given his thoughts on the stoppage at the end of his win over Nick Diaz at UFC 266 last Saturday. In what proved to be an entertaining clash between the two veterans, Lawler managed to exact revenge on Diaz with a TKO win in the third round of their encounter in Las Vegas.
Ben Askren responds to suggestion that he serve as the next opponent for Nick Diaz: "Don’t tempt me with a good time and an easy pay check"
Christopher Taylor - September 26, 2021
Ben Askren has responded to the suggestion that he serve as the next opponent for UFC star Nick Diaz. Diaz (26-10 MMA) returned to action from a six year hiatus Saturday night at UFC 266 in hopes of defeating Robbie Lawler for a second time. The pair had originally collided seventeen years ago in a welterweight bout at UFC 47, with the Stockton native emerging victorious by way of second round knockout.