Written and directed by the late great John Hughes “UFC 181 The Movie” screen credits would roll at the exact moment when Robbie Lawler returned to American Top Team as a champion. Will you recognize Lawler? Call his name or walk on by the UFC’s new welterweight champion on his first day back at ATT?
After Lawler’s decision win over Johny Hendricks at UFC 181, he became the first fighter ever to hold UFC gold for ATT. The monkey is officially off the Coconut Creek, Florida gym’s back. ATT can now win the big one. On a personal note for Lawler, the 32 year old has waited 13 professional years and 35 fights to drink from the sweet Octagon shaped cup that is UFC championship victory.
Mute the video and listen to Don’t You (Forget About Me) by Simple Minds as the entire ATT gym mobs Lawler with handshakes and high fives. Robbie Lawler raise your fist in triumph because you are now the coolest kid sitting at the UFC’s 170 pound table.