Win-Or-Lose, Robbie Lawler Isn’t Retiring After UFC 266
Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler said he is not going to retire regardless of the result of UFC 266.
Veteran fighter Lawler (28-15) will share the octagon with UFC sensation Nick Diaz (26-9), who is returning after six years. It will be the second five-rounder battle in the history of the UFC that won’t be a title fight nor main event.
“…My body feels good. It’s just waiting for good fights that get me excited, and this is one of those fights. Nick Diaz is a big name and this is going to be a big event,” Lawler said.
As soon as Tyron Woodley dethroned Lawler from the welterweight division’s throne, he defeated Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision.
After that, Lawler suffered four losses in a row against Rafael dos Anjos, Ben Askren, Colby Covington and Neil Magny. Even though he is on the downfall in his career, he says that “it is not possible” he will retire any soon.
This is the second time he is facing Nick Diaz.
They first met each other in 2004 at UFC 47. In their first battle, he suffered the loss.