I’m one of those people that just loves to see a promotion’s best laid plans fall to pieces, which is exactly what happened tonight as Robbie Lawler worked over Rory MacDonald. Rory MacDonald was their hand-picked contender for the UFC Welterweight Championship and they paired him up against the ever-exciting Robbie Lawler. The only problem was that Robbie Lawler wasn’t into following the script on this one.
Robbie Lawler is a guy that has been around for ages and has never really gotten his due for as talented as he is. That is in part due to his style, which is incredibly entertaining and reckless, which has led to some serious disappointments in his career. It was a round apiece going into the third round when Robbie Lawler just unleashed violence upon Rory MacDonald’s face. MacDonald was able to fight to his feet and score a late takedown and land some solid shots, but it wasn’t enough, Robbie had done the damage.
If MacDonald was going to be given a title shot, why not give one to Robbie Lawler?