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Robbie Lawler says Jorge Masvidal fight ‘doesn’t excite’ him ahead of Nick Diaz clash at UFC 266

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Robbie Lawler vs. Jorge Masvidal would be a barnburner for fans; however, “Ruthless” is more interested in Nick Diaz at UFC 266.

Robbie Lawler vs. Jorge Masvidal would likely be a fan-friendly fire fight; however, the potential clash doesn’t move Lawler the way Nick Diaz does at UFC 266.

Diaz vs. Lawler serves as a marquee fight on the main card of UFC 266, which will take place inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Sat., Sept. 25, 2021, streaming online via ESPN+ pay-per-view (PPV). Masvidal has expressed interest in fighting Diaz afterward; however, it does not sound like Masvidal and Lawler are too keen on facing each other.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLEHEADER! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to T-Mobile Arena with a pair of thrilling world championship bouts. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 29 coaches collide when Featherweight champion, Alexander Volkanovski, defends his title against No. 2-ranked contender, Brian Ortega. UFC 266’s co-main event will see women’s Flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko go for her sixth consecutive title defense when she meets No. 3-seeded contender, Lauren Murphy. Last, and certainly not least, Nick Diaz returns against former Welterweight roost ruler, Robbie Lawler, in a five-round banger.

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“No, not really,” Lawler tells MMAMania.com about a pitched fight against Masvidal. “I trained with Jorge. Spent a lot of time with him at American Top Team. It doesn’t excite me to get training.”

That is not to say, however, he is entirely opposed to fighting training partners.

“It all depends. If there is something maybe I have that so-and-so wants, then maybe I’ll fight. But if it’s just a fight to fight, there are plenty of guys out there that I can fight who I don’t know and have spent time with.”

Lawler and Jake Paul are on opposite ends of personalities in combat sports: the former a deeply-respected, soft-spoken veteran, and the latter a controversial loudmouth new to the game. Despite their clear contrasts, they are somewhat tethered together by Masvidal and the Diaz Brothers, plus a shared opponent in Tyron Woodley (watch highlights).

“I didn’t watch it,” Lawler laughed when asked about Paul vs. Woodley. “I didn’t even know it was on. I don’t really watch too many fights right now because my son is not too interested in it. We’re going to watch soccer, we’re going to watch The Office. We’re going to do what they want to do a little more.”

Lucky Lawler.


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