Robbie Lawler To Retire From The UFC
Robbie Lawler, who was once the UFC welterweight champion, will retire after his next fight against Niko Price at UFC 290 on July 8th, 2023.
Dana White broke the news, as Lawler will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during the International Fight Week celebrations, just two days before his fight.
“Lawler will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on Thursday, [July 6], for his fight versus Rory McDonald, then he fights on Saturday.
“Robbie is the former UFC and Strikeforce world champion and this kid is never in a boring fight. I found Robbie Lawler when he was 19 years old, and UFC 290 will be the final fight of his amazing 22-year career,” White
Lawler has competed in 47 professional MMA fights throughout his career, including in some big-name victories, such as against Nick Diaz.
Not only that, but he beat Johny Hendricks to secure the welterweight title. However, his last fight was a defeat to Bryan Barberena, as he succumbed to a second-round TKO.
With that being said, there is every incentive for Lawler to go out with a bang. And by the looks of it, the MMA fans got behind Lawler.
Social Media Reaction
— Eugene Mwatibo III (@OnlyOneGenieF) May 10, 2023
Hard as nails 👊🏻
— wayne korytnickyj (@waynekory) May 10, 2023
Hall of fame for sure!! 👏
— Chris-Oso (@ChrisOso23) May 10, 2023