Robbie Lawler might show us just how “Ruthless” he is at UFC Newark
“Ruthless” Robbie Lawler returns this Saturday after a controversial loss to Ben Askren back at UFC 235. Lawler is set to scrap Colby “Chaos” Covington in the main event at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on ESPN, where he is surely coming in with full intentions to take Covington’s head off.
Lawler is a veteran of the game, making his debut in the UFC at UFC 37 17 years ago and has earned the nickname “Ruthless” for a good reason. With devastating knock out power, Lawler has accumulated a total of 20 KOs in his professional career and has successfully fought in other organizations such as Pride and Strikeforce.
The man has been in some wars, who could ever forget the fights with Jonny Hendricks where both scraps came to decision with Hendricks winning the first bout and Robbie winning the next. Or the absolute blood bath that occurred at UFC 189 between Robbie and Rory Macdonald, where Lawler would get the win in the fifth round via a TKO. That fight in my mind will never be forgotten and has earned a place one day in the future in the Hall of Fame: Fight Wing. Lawler is hands down a machine and a legend walking with one of the nastiest left hooks in the game.
Robbie Lawler is a future Hall of Famer and hasn’t skipped a beat with time. While others see Covington’s pressure being a little much for Lawler, I believe Lawler will come in more focused than ever with no other objective other than to put Covington out. Some people might be surprised with just how ruthless the “Ruthless One” could be, or maybe they must just need to be reminded. I guess we’ll find out soon!
Your friendly neighborhood MMA enthusiast.