What Are Robbie Lawler’s Plans After Neil Magny Fight?
Robbie Lawler wants to take things slowly once his 44th pro MMA fight concludes.
On August 29, Lawler will meet Neil Magny in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 8. The former UFC Welterweight Champion is replacing Geoff Neal. This will be Lawler’s first bout since August 3, 2019.
Speaking to reporters during a virtual media scrum, “Ruthless” said he isn’t sure of future plans once his bout with Magny is over (via MMAJunkie.com).
“Right now I’m just competing. One step at a time. You have to get past this fight and showcase your skill and let people know who you are. … Everyone at Sanford (MMA) has done a great job with me, and I’m excited to get out there.”
In terms of inactivity, Lawler said that he’s been wanting to make his return for a while but timing is key.
“I’ve been looking to get back for a while and just couldn’t get anything together, then they just offered this one on a few weeks’ notice and I’m like, ‘All right, I guess I’m going to fight,’” Lawler said. “It is what it is. I’m going to fight. I haven’t fought for a while, so it’s nice to get back in there.”
Lawler is hoping to snap a three-fight skid. He’s suffered losses to Colby Covington, Ben Askren, and Rafael dos Anjos in that span. “Ruthless” hasn’t earned a win since July 29, 2017. That was a unanimous decision victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
As for Magny, he’ll be looking to extend his winning streak to three. Magny has back-to-back unanimous decision wins over Anthony Rocco Martin and Li Jinglliang. It’s been a solid turnaround for Magny, who was knocked out by Santiago Poniznibbio back on November 17, 2018.