Robbie Lawler

Ruthless

USA

Gets revenge on Nick Diaz
MiddleweightUFC
September 25, 2021
Lawler defeated Nick Diaz via TKO (punches) at 0:44 of Round 3 at UFC 266 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It took more than 17 years, but Lawler finally has his revenge on Diaz. It didn't come easy. Robbie started very fast and landed the harder shots throughout the course of the fight, but Diaz fought back on the strength of plenty of volume. The bout was likely tied at a round apiece heading into the third frame, at which point Lawler fired off a combination which sent Diaz to the mat. Referee Jason Herzog asked Diaz to stand up and continue, and Nick had no interest. It was a bizarre ending to a bizarre fight. Considering how long it had been since Diaz had fought and Lawler's struggles of late, this bout was about as entertaining as could reasonably be expected. The win snaps a four-fight losing streak for Lawler and is his first since July 2017 over Cowboy Cerrone. It was an effort that figures to save Robbie's job, but little should be expected of the 39-year-old moving forward considering all the MMA miles on his body.
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New weight class for Diaz fight
MiddleweightUFC
September 21, 2021
Lawler's fight with Nick Diaz has been changed to a middleweight bout, MMA reporter Ariel Helwani reports.
ANALYSIS
The fight was initially advertised as a welterweight bout, but Lawler and Diaz will now fight up a class at 185-pound division.
Set to fight Nick Diaz in September
MiddleweightUFC
July 13, 2021
Lawler will fight Nick Diaz on September 25th at UFC 266, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Lawler will look to break a four-fight losing streak against the elder Diaz, who will be ending a six-year fighting layoff. The two squared long ago in 2004 in a bout that ended with Diaz knocking out Lawler in the second round.
Diaz fight in the works
MiddleweightUFC
July 7, 2021
Lawler is expected to take on Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout as a co-main for an even in September according to UFC President Dana White, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Lawler is returning from an injury that caused him to miss his last scheduled bout back at UFC 255 in November against Mike Perry. Prior to that, the 39-year-old fell by unanimous decison to Neil Magny. Diaz last fought on June 12 after a year and a half absence from the Octagon. Both fighters now have a fight under their belt after a lengthy period of time off. An official date should be announced in the coming weeks.
Healthy, preparing for next fight
MiddleweightUFC
April 20, 2021
Lawler (undisclosed) said Tuesday in an interview with Mike Bohn of USA Today that he feels fine physically and is ready to schedule his next fight.
ANALYSIS
An injury resulted in Lawler withdrawing from a matchup with Mike Perry at UFC 255 last fall, but nearly six months later, the 39-year-old is preparing to re-enter the Octagon. Lawler's last fight came back in August 2020, when he lost to Neil Magny via unanimous decision.
Withdraws from UFC 255
MiddleweightUFC
October 28, 2020
Lawler will no longer fight at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 due to an undisclosed injury, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The details surrounding Lawler's injury aren't yet known, but Mike Perry will need a new opponent for the Nov. 21 matchup. It's unclear when Lawler will be able to return as he attempts to snap a four-fight losing streak.