July 26, 2014 in Sports

Lawler says he’s ready to make his title bid


Robbie Lawler believes he’s ready for another shot at the UFC welterweight championship he let slip through his hands four months ago. A number of fighters in the division can make the same claim. But Lawler, 32, is the clear-cut favorite with four wins and a narrow loss in his five fights since returning to the UFC. “Everything’s clicking at the right time,” Lawler said. “Before, I wasn’t ready for the stage. … I just wanted to beat people up and get out. I’ve grown up now. I’m doing what it takes to be a really good fighter.” Lawler (23-10, 19 KOs) is expected to get a crack at champion Johny Hendricks, provided the top-ranked contender beats knockout artist Matt Brown (21-11, 13 KOs) in today’s main event at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. – Associated Press

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