Nick Diaz exudes confidence before his fight against Robbie Lawler. In two weeks, the Stockton native will face the former welterweight champion a
Nick Diaz exudes confidence before his fight against Robbie Lawler. In two weeks, the Stockton native will face the former welterweight champion at UFC 266.
Having been away from the fighting game for more than six years, Diaz is not afraid of falling victim to ring rust. The 38-year-old feels “unstoppable” and believes he is “a much more dangerous fighter” than he was in 2004 when he broke up with Lawler.
The UFC recently released a teaser for their special countdown show, in which Diaz affirmed that he will be victorious against Lawler for the second time.
«In fact, I am a much more dangerous fighter than I was when I first fought Robbie Lawler. I’m going to be really unstoppable after making the right decisions… I’m going to beat Robbie again.
Robbie “Ruthless” Lawler / Facebook
UFC 266 will take place on September 25. Diaz and Lawler will meet inside the Octagon in a five-round fight. This will be the second non-main event and non-title fight scheduled to last 25 minutes in UFC history.
At UFC 263 in June, Nick Diaz’s younger brother Nate He also participated in a five-round fight against Leon Edwards.
Robbie Lawler says he has “grown a lot” since his fight with Nick Diaz
It’s been over 17 years since Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz met at UFC 47. The then rookies met in an entertaining clash, with Diaz at the top.
Lawler, who became a UFC welterweight champion, He believes he will have much more to offer in his rematch against Diaz.
«Obviously, we were very young at the time. He took the fight with me, hit me with some good punches and it wasn’t my night. I have grown a lot. You have developed your skills. It is a different fight. The same guy, just a little different. “
Lawler’s last fight in the UFC was against Neil Magny in August 2020. At the end of the third round, Magny was declared the winner by unanimous decision (30-27 x3).