Robbie Lawler Still Respects Nick Diaz After Battering Him At UFC 266

Robbie Lawler said his rematch with Nick Diaz was a war that continued for three rounds.

Both fighters had their moments and they landed hard and calculated combinations, but it was Lawler who avenged his previous loss via KO/TKO Saturday night at UFC 266.

“I felt like it was an accumulation,” Lawler said. “But I think I caught him with a little check hook and caught him with a left after that and when he went down, I hit him with an uppercut. But I think he wanted me to follow him down and I was like let’s continue the freaking fun stuff.

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Lawler said in the post-fight interview that he has a lot of respect for the fellow UFC veteran.

“He’s a warrior. That was a rough fight. He was standing there right in the pocket. I throw hard shots and he was taking them. It was a lot of damage. When you go back and watch the fight, it was war, a three round war and I hit pretty hard. Just wasn’t his night.”

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