He’s Back! Robbie Lawler Back On The Mat, Training For Return

The Ultimate Fighting Championship’s welterweight division just got a lot more interesting.

Former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler is looking to get back in peak shape as he is back on the mats, training for his return to the octagon. The chances of Lawler getting an immediate shot at the welterweight championship was looking bleak, however, the transition of Georges St-Pierre to the middleweight division has cleared a path of “Ruthless”.

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With names like Demian Maia and Jorge Masvidal all tied up, second-ranked Lawler is closer to the prize than anybody else. Think he earns a shot at UFC gold again in 2017?