Dana White sang the praises of reigning UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler during the post-fight press conference after UFC 195 on Saturday. The UFC president referred to Lawler, who is 27-10 and on a five-fight winning streak, as the UFC’s version of Evander Holyfield.
“[Lawler]’s our Evander Holyfield man, right?” White said at the post-fight press conference. “It’s just like he’s never in a boring fight. When he gets hurt he continues to go toe-to-toe. Robbie reminds me… he’s our Evander Holyfield. He really is.”
“And I respect so much when, you’re in a fight like this, and you have to come out, you have to come out in that fifth round and do what Robbie did. And he did it. Great fight.”
Lawler successfully defended his welterweight championship against Carlos Condit at UFC 195 on Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The fight went five rounds and went to the judges, who voted in Lawler’s favor 48-47, 47-48, and 48-47.