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Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks for the UFC welterweight title is going to be a bangemite fest

Robbie Lawler vs. Johny Hendricks for the UFC welterweight title is going to be a bangemite fest

With the news that GSP is taking an At The Drive-In style “indefinite hiatus,” Johnny Hendricks has been left without a rematch for the belt he believes is rightly his. Queue Dana White giving us news on the GSP conference call that Robbie Lawler will replace GSP, giving us a fight which I feel is one of the most exciting announcements in a very long time. We might not know what the future holds for Georges, but we do know the welterweight belt will be in heavy, heavy hands with Robbie Lawler taking on Johnny Hendricks.

Guys, do you you remember the time Melvin Manhoef was beating Robbie Lawler like you would beat a dirty rug and Lawler’s response was to return the beating in concentrated fashion in the form of a right hook from hell? Who didn’t love that fight? Rhetorical question, because everyone loved that fight. I can’t remember a bad Robbie Lawler fight, but I do remember his last; a decision win over Rory MacDonald, a fighter most people assumed was a champion waiting for a vacant throne.

A title fight may not be something that you’d have read in Lawler’s tea leaves when he joined the UFC again after a long stint in Strikeforce, but in beating MacDonald, you can hardly deny that he deserves it. The list of title contenders is arguably fairly small, with Matt Brown out with a herniated disc, we’re pretty much just left with Carlos Condit and maybe Dong Hyung Kim and Tyron Woodley.

The bout is scheduled to take place on UFC 171 in Dallas, TX as the co-main event to the Jon Jones vs Glover Teixeira headliner. I hope this fight is like that Manhoef fight but with more battle beard. Could it be the hairiest title fight in UFC history?

Update: Jones/Teixeira has been move to the main event of UFC 172.

Last modified onFriday, 13 December 2013 16:42
Kieran McNairn

Kieran is a freelance writer and psychology graduate from Scotland who wishes BoDog Fights still put on outdoor MMA events in Costa Rica.

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+9 # Rumble Buns 2013-12-13 14:55
Bout time. Robbie has been my fav fighter since 04. People actin like he's some new fighter comin out of nowhere, because they jumped on the UFC bandwagon when the sport was popularized in 06.
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-3 # SST 2013-12-13 22:23
stfu douchefat! everyone knows lawlers a vet fighter.
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+18 # katoh 2013-12-13 15:15
RUTHLESS4LIFE

Knock out that redneck sob out, thankyou.
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+5 # Fatty_Sam86 2013-12-13 15:19
Fuck yeah. This will be amazeballs.
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+9 # jt33 2013-12-13 15:21
its actually the main event for 171 and jones/tex got moved to 172(i made the same mistake at first). i think its going to be a great fight though..no way both of these guys last 5 rounds..
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+7 # Full Metal Kieran 2013-12-13 15:32
Indeed, Dana tweeted that news out after the live stream. He made a specific point to note that Jones/Teixiera was headline of 171 but I guess he was wrong and just sounded confident because he knows no other way.
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+4 # bayzel22 2013-12-13 16:47
Wooooo!!!! This news is so great it almost brings a tear to my eye! Iowans love and support Iowans and we can't wait for you to bring the belt back home Robbie!! This is type of fight that reminds me why I love this sport so much
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+3 # Topdog 2013-12-13 17:04
Wait so is this the Co main or what? Either way I'm there since its in my hometown. This is truly Hendricks first title defense and a tough one at that. War Hendricks!!!
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+4 # bosswell 2013-12-13 17:29
Holy shit, someone else listens to At the Drive-In?
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-1 # Full Metal Kieran 2013-12-13 17:48
UK tour dates were rumoured, my friend and I were super pumped. Then they split and I cried for days. I actually hated Sparta because they weren't At The Drive-In. Always dug The Mars Volta though, ever since Tremulant.
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+4 # wat 2013-12-13 22:23
Who is Glover Tiexera....wtf get that tall swedish dude back in there again
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-1 # JorgeAlmeida 2013-12-14 01:31
Don't forget Lombard as a potential contender at 170! He may have only 1 win there but it was very impressive
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-1 # kingnerd 2013-12-20 17:49
If mia wins his next fight i think hes next to fight for the belt. That might turn out like shields/lawler :-|
War Ruthless
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