Lawler's manager, Monte Cox, today told MMAjunkie.com (UFC blog for UFC news, UFC rumors, fighter interviews and event previews/recaps
) that the promotion has signed the fighter to a new multi-fight agreement following his first-round knockout of Josh Koshcheck at this past weekend's UFC 157 event.
Cox declined comment on the terms of the agreement. Lawler (20-9 MMA, 5-3 UFC) currently is awaiting his next fight.
Lawler's recent UFC return came seven years after he last set foot in the octagon at UFC 50, where he submitted to Evan Tanner in the second round. Debuting at UFC 37 in 2002, he earned three straight wins to put himself on the short list of welterweight contenders before a loss to Pete Spratt halted his rise.