Robbie Lawler eyeing spring return to the Octagon

Robbie Lawler

After losing to Johny Hendricks for the vacant UFC championship earlier this year, Robbie Lawler showed the world why his nickname is Ruthless as he bounced back to defeat Jake Ellenberger, Matt Brown, and most recently Johny Hendricks to claim the welterweight championship.

He spoke about when he would be ready to return to the Octagon, saying he will be ready whenever the UFC tells him to be.

“It’s been a real busy year, but pretty much I’ll be ready whenever the UFC tells me, but I would prefer to fight like Memorial Day in Vegas or something like that. In May, June or July, somewhere like Vegas. But, whatever — of the UFC needs me, I’ll show up.”

When asked if he thought Hendricks faded in the later rounds and tried to stall, thinking he was ahead on the scorecards, the champ said:

“Maybe so, I haven’t really broke it down very much as far as that, but yeah, I feel like he was wearing down a little bit obviously from maybe the strikes and pushing on the head. And what he was doing was trying not to take any damage, which is really smart. But I’ll leave it up to everyone else to decide what they thought of the way he fought.”

– via MMAFighting

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