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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

Niko Price is excited about the opportunity to battle Robbie Lawler this weekend in what will serve as the veteran’s retirement fight. On Saturday night at UFC 290, Robbie Lawler will finally ride off into the sunset. After a career that has spanned over two decades, ‘Ruthless’ will make his last walk to the Octagon when he battles Niko Price.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dana White reveals Robbie Lawler's return at UFC 290 will be his retirement fight

Josh Evanoff - May 10, 2023

Dana White has revealed that former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler’s career is coming to a close. ‘Ruthless’ has been out of the octagon since his clash against Bryan Barberena at UFC 276 last July. Lawler entered the contest off a stoppage win over Nick Diaz, which was his first victory in four years. However, ‘Bam Bam’ wound up halting the former champion’s momentum, scoring a second-round knockout victory.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Former UFC dual-weight champion Daniel Cormier believes Rory MacDonald should join him in the Hall. ‘Red King’ is fresh off his knockout defeat to Dilano Taylor at PFL 8 last weekend. The defeat was MacDonald’s fourth in the last five contests. Following the loss, the former UFC title challenger decided to hang up the gloves and retire.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz had their highly-anticipated rematch and after the fight, Lawler made sure to check in on the Stockton, native. In the lead-up to their rematch at UFC 266, Diaz was vocal that he didn’t know why he was fighting or why this was the fight. It was troubling comments and he echoed that after the fight as well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What's next for the stars of UFC 266?

Cole Shelton - September 27, 2021

The UFC was back in front of a full capacity crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada for a stacked UFC 266 card. The card saw Alexander Volkanovski defending his belt against Brian Ortega, Valentina Shevchenko defending her belt against Lauren Murphy, and Nick Diaz returning against Robbie Lawler. The event ended up delivering as Volkanovski edged out Ortega in one of the best fights of the year. Shevchenko, meanwhile, continued her dominance with a fourth-round TKO win over Lauren Murphy and Robbie Lawler exacted his revenge as he TKO’d Nick Diaz. Now, following the event, here’s what I think should be next for the stars of UFC 266.

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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.

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