BREAKING NEWS Per Dana White: Lawler vs. Cerrone booked for UFC 213 on July 8th in Vegas
Robbie Lawler was set to make his return to the Octagon against Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone last November at UFC 205, but the fight was scratched a month prior to the card. Lawler pulled himself from the fight after deciding he needed more time off after losing his belt via Knockout to Tyron Woodley.
Robbie Lawler has been at the top of the welterweight division since his return to the UFC in early 2013, and was an awesome champion, producing one of the greatest fights in UFC history when he defended his belt against Rory MacDonald. Lawler has gone 8-2 since his return, having two successful title defenses before being knocked out last summer, but is absolutely still a huge threat to the division.
Cowboy has been at the top of the lightweight division for years now, and in 2016 he made the jump up to welterweight, where he has gone 4-1, losing his last fight to Jorge Masvidal, where he seemed to meet his match, being defeated by TKO in the 2nd round after barely escaping the 1st round. But if we know anything about Cowboy, it's that he will never shy away from a fight, and we know that this fight against Robbie Lawler was one that he was very interested and hopeful for.
This fight is as big of a fan-favorite type fight we could ever ask for, as both of these guys are absolute warriors and bring every single bit of that mentality to every single fight. If this fight is teased to me once again, and pulled away for some reason, I might lose it. I can't handle many more heartbreaks this early in 2017 Dana!!!