After upset win & GSP uncertainty, Robbie Lawler could be in line for Title

Posted: November 19, 2013 in Commentary/Opinion, Latest news

Robbie-Lawler-005-SFRobbie Lawler’s career revival looks like the real thing. His upset win over Rory MacDonald—the guy many crowned the early favorite to take the welterweight title if and when GSP moved on—makes “Ruthless” impossible to ignore when discussing the division’s top contenders. And thanks to some confusing and surprising circumstances, Lawler has even put himself in the immediate title picture.

With the uncertainty of champ Georges St-Pierre’s short term plans, the scenario of creating an interim champ isn’t far-fetched–Dana White is optimistic about a rematch, but we haven’t heard from GSP on that. Obviously Johny Hendricks is a lock for one-half of that imaginary (for now) fight. MacDonald would have been the other half if he beat Lawler. Oops.

One man’s misfortune is another man’s big break, and Lawler certainly took advantage of the opportunity. His plan is to grab the interim belt as soon as possible.

“I think we should probably do—if Georges takes off for a half a year or a year—Hendricks and I fight for an interim title; and when Georges comes back, I’ll beat him up, too. Let’s do this.”

With a current streak of three straight wins since his UFC return, and being one of the most devastating knockout artists in the sport, Lawler knocking at the door. Dana White has always liked Lawler; which only helps his cause. Once more news is released about GSP’s plans, Lawler could be waiting in the wings for the opportunity of a lifetime.


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