Robbie Lawler Believes His Footwork Will Be The Deciding Factor At UFC 167


Robbie Lawler will look to solidify his place as a contender in the UFC’s stacked Welterweight division when he steps in the cage to face Rory MacDonald at UFC 167. MacDonald fought to a boring decision victory against Jake Ellenberger during their number one contender bout, and may have been thrown to the wolves when he got booked against Lawler.

‘Ruthless’ is renowned for his savage knockout power, something that has seen the Strikeforce, UFC and Pride veteran score 18 knockouts in 21 wins. Add in that MacDonald has been finished by strikes and that Lawler is looking a renewed fighter; UFC 167 could be a long night for ‘Ares’.

It’s a fact that Lawler has himself been KO’d by Nick Diaz, but his huge advantage in the power department could very well be MacD’s undoing. As well as his natural KO ability, it appears that Lawler is working on the technical side of his game, footwork to be more specific.

‘Ruthless’ stopped by to talk with to talk about his UFC 167 preparations. Check out the interview below and stay tuned to!

  • footwork is always the key in every fight, most fans and a lot of fighters are not aware. I'd even say footwork is most important fundamental in striking.

  • you are right and fresh my son

  • yep, I heard he got picked up by a toetruck and had his feet worked on 8))
    He is right, if he can stay away from takedowns and implement his striking, it's going to be hard for Rory…..who also uses a McJabbin. Lawler better be careful using the flying knees if he doesnt want to get taken down.