For Robbie Lawler, the idea of being UFC welterweight champion is one he’s thought about for years.
But that doesn’t mean holding the title will change “Ruthless” one bit.
Lawler will defend his title at UFC 189 against Rory MacDonald. He improved to 25-10 this past December with a split decision victory over Johny Hendricks that netted him the title.
“I’ll fight in the streets,” said Lawler, during the UFC 189 World Tour. “I’ll fight anywhere. I’m a fighter and that’s what I do.”
Lawler has picked up three straight wins and is 6-1 in his last seven overall, losing only a decision to Hendricks last year. In 2013, he earned a split decision over MacDonald that catapulted him into the title fight with “Bigg Rigg.”
“Rory is from one of the best camps in the world,” he said. “I need to mix it up. I have to be smart and strategic, but I’m going to do what it took me to get to this point.
“I’m going to keep working hard, training hard and keep my belt. When the Octagon door closes, I will be ready to fight.”