Robbie Lawler lost a close decision versus Johny Hendricks to determine a new welterweight champion. Hendricks won three of the rounds on the score cards, but Lawler believes had better criteria been used, he would be the champion:
Taking another fight just two months after putting in 25 minutes against the champ is not a common event in one of the world’s toughest sports, but for Lawler, it’s just another day at the office.
“I was ready to fight, it’s as simple as that,” he says. “I told (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva I wanted to get back in as soon as possible. I didn’t take any damage against Hendricks, so why not?”
Didn’t take any damage against Hendricks?
That’s a scary proposition for “The Juggernaut,” as Hendricks, like Ellenberger, is considered one of the hardest-hitting welterweights in the division, with KOs against some of the toughest contenders in the sport.
“I did the most damage in that fight, but I lost. He did a good job in winning enough rounds I guess. It’s not PRIDE. They don’t score damage in the UFC. If they did, I would be the champ today. Now I just have to work my way back, but I’m not thinking about Hendricks anymore. I’m thinking about Jake,” he said.
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Robbie Lawler fights Jake Ellenberger in a welterweight fight, this Saturday at UFC 173 in Las Vegas, Nevada and the bouts airs only on PPV.
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