Robbie Lawler has been involved in wars since he first entered into MMA.
The reigning UFC welterweight champion, though, doesn’t enter the cage expecting to put on “Fight of the Year” battles each time.
Saturday night, “Ruthless” will try to take out Tyron Woodley as “fast as possible” to continue his run atop the division. The two are the main event for UFC 201.
“They’re not taking a toll. You just want to get in and out as fast as possible,” he said during a recent appearance on UFC Tonight. “That’s the goal – to beat someone, not take damage and impose your will on someone. They’re not backing down, they’re fighting for what I have and bringing their A-game.”
The 34-year-old Lawler (27-10) scored a split decision over Carlos Condit and January, adding to a win streak that features Rory MacDonald, Johny Hendricks, Matt Brown and Jake Ellenberger. Overall, he is 8-1 since returning to the UFC.
“I’m not trying to out-do my last performance, I’m just trying to be a better fighter each time I go out there,” Lawler said. “It’s all about being more strategic and getting a finish.”