Dana White Announces Robbie Lawler to Retire at UFC 290
By FCF Staff
Earlier this year, it was announced that Robbie Lawler will be entering the UFC’s Hall of Fame, and now Dana White is reporting the legend will retire at UFC 290.
Lawler is booked to fight Niko Price at the July 8th card, which will take place during International Fight Week in Las Vegas. The same week Lawler will be inducted into the promotion’s Hall of Fame, for his unforgettable, 2015 battle with Rory MacDonald.
On Wednesday, via YouTube, White announced that Lawler will hang up the gloves at the upcoming event.
The now 41-year-old Lawler (29-16) made his UFC debut back in 2002, when he defeated Aaron Riley by unanimous decision. The heavy-handed fighter exited the UFC in 2004, and proceeded to fight for organizations like Elite XC, PRIDE and Strikeforce, before returning to the UFC in 2013.
Lawler ended up winning the UFC’s welterweight title in 2014, by defeating Johny Hendricks. “Ruthless” defended the belt twice, before dropping the title to Tyron Woodley in 2016.