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Robbie Lawler: I Should Have Pushed The Pace More

Robbie Lawler: I Should Have Pushed The Pace More

Robbie Lawler appeared to have found his second-wind this past weekend at UFC 171, coming on strong in the third and fourth rounds of his welterweight title fight with Johny Hendricks.

However, Lawler was handed a decision loss when Hendricks won the fifth and final round, costing him his shot at becoming the champion.

“I probably should have pressed a little bit more and pressed to finish,” said Lawler, during the post-fight press conference. “It’s easy to look back now and look at the things you should have done.”

Lawler (22-10) has won seven of his 11 UFC fights during two stints with the promotion, but the loss to “Bigg Rigg” snapped a third-fight win streak.

In 33 career bouts, he’s only left it up to the judges seven times, going 3-4 in decisions.

“When you leave it up to the judges, those things happen,” he said. “I just didn’t do enough. I thought I fought a pretty good fight.

“It was a hell of a fight.”

1 COMMENT
  • hindsightufuk says:

    i was gutted Robbie didn’t get the win, and i really think he let Johnny recover too much in the 3rd. Wish he’d just kept blasting him, still not sure he could have got the finish mind. also when Johnny’s eye was bloodied up in the 4th (i think) i was screaming for the high kicks, but they never came

    truly gutted though

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