Robbie Lawler knew he had to weather the storm in the early going vs. Tyron Woodley Saturday night at UFC 201.
Unfortunately for “Ruthless,” he was unable to do that.
Lawler lost the UFC welterweight title after going down from an overhand right by Woodley, suffering just the second knockout defeat of his career.
“He caught me with the ol’ T-Wood bomb,” Lawler said during the post-fight press conference. “I think it’s just a guy who took advantage of a big punch and rocked me.
“He jumped on (me) and finished the job.”
Following tough decision wins over Carlos Condit and Rory MacDonald in title defenses, Lawler remained optimistic that he would be granted an immediate rematch.