Robbie Lawler Says He’ll be “Professional” if He’s Booked to Fight Teammate Tyron Woodley
By FCF Staff
It remains to be seen who the UFC will book Robbie Lawler to face next, but the welterweight champ says he’ll make things work, if it is his teammate Tyron Woodley.
Woodley was reportedly told he’d challenge for the 170 title next last October, when Johny Hendricks had to drop out of their bout, due to weight cutting issues. Since then, however, Carlos Condit nearly defeated Lawler in January, and there’s been talk of an immediate rematch. Then, more recently, there’s been talk about Stephen Thompson or possibly even Conor McGregor fighting Lawler in the summer.
Well, recently the champion appeared on “UFC Tonight“, and Lawler was asked how he’d set up camp, if he’s asked to fight Woodley. The American Top Team fighter stated (quote via FOX Sports press release):
“I’ll just be professional. I’ll hide out in a room where no one can watch. I won’t have the same training partners that he has. I’ll have some who mimic what he does, but he’ll have guys who do what I do.”
Lawler (27-10) is currently riding a five fight winning streak, and has defended the welterweight belt twice, since he defeated Hendricks in 2014 to become champ.