Robbie Lawler's Blogs

  • Pat Miletich: What Robbie Lawler Did Against Johny Hendricks Won’t Be Repeated By Others By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Pat Miletich, on “Rewind,” discussing whether other fighters can follow Robbie Lawler’s game plan against Johny Hendricks:

    “By and large, for the most part, nobody has that sheer power and mechanical punching ability that Rob does that they could necessarily hurt Johny Hendricks. Johny’s obviously more than happy to stand in the pocket and bang with anyone because if he can do it with Lawler, he can do it with anyone in the sport. So it’s tough for me to give a game plan that somebody’s going to be able to pull off because most guys are going to get crushed doing that against Hendricks, as everybody would against Lawler, trying to fight that way.”

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  • Podcast: Pat Miletich Breaks Down Hendricks-Lawler on 'Rewind' By: Sherdog.com Staff

    UFC 171 is in the books and headliners Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler put in an effort for the ages to decide a new welterweight champion. Now in a "Pro Perspective" edition of the Sherdog Radio Network "Rewind," the man who trained Lawler and pegged Hendricks for big things two years ago takes a deep dive into what we saw transpire over 25 minutes in Dallas.

    Former UFC champion and MMA guru Pat Miletich joins Rewind host Jack Encarnacao for a detailed discussion of the tactics at play in Hendricks v. Lawler, as well as what telltale qualities of Lawler shone through in the bout. Miletich puts his finger on just what makes Johny Hendricks so tough to beat, and how Lawler processes being involved in a war.

    Better know MMA. Catch the latest Rewind, available now for download here.

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  • Podcast: 'Beatdown After the Bell' UFC 171 By: Sherdog.com Staff

    TJ De Santis and Jordan Breen returned to the Sherdog Radio Network Saturday following the conclusion of UFC 171. The guys recapped all of the action coming out of Dallas. Including the main event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler.

    Check out who TJ and Jordan feel won the main event, who will be next for UFC welterweight champion Hendricks, and what is next for other UFC 171 winners. The Sherdog Radio Network is powered by GoDaddy.com. Click here to save 30% on new product orders. Use the promo code: dog30

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  • Saturday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide





    Saturday



    4:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 9: Déjà vu In this special edition, we revisit action from the Octagon and drama from the house in a look back on the first eight episodes.

    5:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Behind-the-scenes of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    2:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    3:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    4:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    5:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Prefight Show
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    7:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown

    8:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Preliminary Fights: UFC 171 Prelims
    Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer; Jim Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez; Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington; Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum. From Dallas. (Card subject to change)

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC 171: Hendricks vs. Lawler - Prelims
    Alex Garcia vs. Sean Spencer; Jimy Hettes vs. Dennis Bermudez; Jessica Andrade vs. Raquel Pennington; Rick Story vs. Kelvin Gastelum. From Dallas. (Card subject to change)

    10:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Knockouts

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: TUF Nations Canada vs. Australia
    Recap Show

    3:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    3:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    4:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    5:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    6:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    Fight Edition - UFC: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga, Review From Key Arena in Seattle.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Weigh-In
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler

    9:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator MMA Championship Tournaments 112
    Daniel Straus vs. Pat Curran; Joe Riggs vs. Sam Oropeza. From Hammond, Ind.

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 332 Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 171; guests Dan Henderson and Leonard Garcia.

    10:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Hip Show - Arena Combat Two-on-two fighting.

    12:00 a.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 332 Kenny Rice, Bas Rutten and Ron Kruck discuss UFC 171; guests Dan Henderson and Leonard Garcia.

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  • Thursday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Thursday



    3:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    4:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 9: Déjà vu In this special edition, we revisit action from the Octagon and drama from the house in a look back on the first eight episodes.

    5:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones In the final match-up of the preliminaries, Aussie striker Vik Grujic takes on Canadian Luke Harris.

    7:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II From Las Vegas.

    11:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephen Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    12:30 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Central
    Hosted by "Showdown" Joe Ferraro. UFC highlights and news.

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171 Countdown

    2:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Ultimate Submissions


    11:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

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  • Tuesday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Tuesday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Johnson vs. Moraga
    Jessica Andrade vs. Liz Carmouche; Bobby Voelker vs. Robbie Lawler; Jake Ellenberger vs. Rory MacDonald; John Moraga vs. Demetrious Johnson. From Seattle.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: Best of PRIDE Fighting Championships
    The greatest knockouts in pride history.

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 158: Georges St. Pierre vs. Nick Diaz

    12:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Unleashed
    One Punch Knockouts

    1:00 p.m. ET Sportsnet 360: UFC Unleashed
    The best fights from the UFC archives

    1:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones In the final match-up of the preliminaries, Aussie striker Vik Grujic takes on Canadian Luke Harris.

    2:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    7:00 p.m. ET MAvTV: King of the Cage


    7:30 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Ultimate Insider
    UFC 170; Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson; Forrest Griffin & Stephan Bonnar Inside look at classic bouts.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Countdown
    UFC 171: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler Go behind the scenes as six elite fighters prepare for pivotal bouts at UFC 171.

    10:00 p.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage


    12:00 a.m. ET MavTV: King of the Cage

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  • Firas Zahabi Doesn’t Think Johny Hendricks Can Hold Robbie Lawler Down By: Sherdog.com Staff




    Trainer Firas Zahabi, on “Beatdown,” discussing the UFC 171 welterweight title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler:

    “I think it’s a 50-50 fight. I really believe it’s a 50-50 fight. I’m not able to see their preparation; if I could see their preparation, then I’d have more of an idea because it all depends on their preparation. Their preparation, it’s a big part of the result that night. I wouldn’t count Robbie Lawler out, no way. He hits really hard. There’s no real easy way to hold him down. Even if Hendricks were to take him down … if it’s not working out and he does take Lawler down, I don’t think he’ll really hold Lawler down, not for five rounds. Lawler will get back up. Lawler will be active off his back. Lawler’s jiu-jitsu has improved leaps and bounds. Hendricks can win, obviously. I just think anybody who counts Robbie Lawler out is crazy. It’s 50-50.”

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  • Friday MMA: A TV Viewer’s Guide By: Jeff Sherwood





    Friday



    6:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC: Henderson vs. Thomson
    Jeremy Stephens vs. Darren Elkins; Adriano Martins vs. Donald Cerrone; Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic; Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson. From Chicago.

    8:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: The Ultimate Fighter Nations: Canada vs. Australia
    Season 1 Episode 8: Rattle Them Bones

    9:00 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Ultimate Insider
    Johny Hendricks & Robbie Lawler/Myles Jury/Miesha Tate

    9:30 a.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 165: Jon Jones faces Alexander Gustafsson.

    7:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 2: UFC Tonight
    UFC highlights, analysis and interviews.

    8:00 p.m. ET Fox Sports 1: UFC Reloaded
    UFC 160: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva II

    9:00 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Bellator
    Bellator MMA Live 1002

    9:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: Inside MMA
    EPISODE: 331 Kenny Rice and Bas Rutten discuss UFC FN 38; special feature on Mirko Fillpovicand Remy Bonjasky; Cyrus Fees previews Hip Show-Arena Combat.

    10:00 p.m. ET AXS TV: AXS TV Fights
    Resurrection Fighting Alliance 13 Dakota Cochrane fights champion Efrain Escudero; Miles Marshall meets Andrew Sanchez for middleweight; live from Lincoln, Neb.

    11:15 p.m. ET SpikeTV: Best of Glory Super Fight Series
    Six non-stop action bouts from Glory Kickboxing stars Glory Collette, Saulo Cavalari, Raymond Daniels, Sergei Kharitonov and more. Super Fight Series provides fighters a chance to enter the coveted tournaments.

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  • Pat Miletich Analyzes Which Wrestlers Make Good Strikers By: Sherdog.com Staff

    Pat Miletich, on “Beatdown,” discussing which wrestlers become good strikers:

    “When I look at wrestlers, I look at the style of wrestler that they are. Their ability to pick up striking, very similarly, will depend on -- most of the time -- on how they wrestled. How quick were they? How fleet-footed were they? If they were a guy that just latched onto people and just kind of tried to grind people out -- which there’s a lot of guys who are great at that and win national championships and Olympic medals doing that style of wrestling -- they’re generally not the kind of guy who’s going to be great at striking. It never works out that way, not very often.

    “But the guys who are real fleet-footed, real quick, agile athletes, guys that can scramble, a lot of fast-twitch muscle, guys like Ty Woodley, a guy like Cain Velasquez, a guy like Daniel Cormier, guys like that, they get it. Rob Lawler’s the same way. Jens Pulver was that way. The style of wrestler that they are lends itself to the striking, but also the base of wrestling -- wrestling’s a brutal sport. I have to admit that the daily grind of wrestling, it’s a street fight for two hours in practice every day. It’s just a brutal sport. If you give up for a second in a wrestling match, you’ll get put on your back. You can’t coast when you’re up against tough people, and that’s just their mentality. Between the work ethic, the explosiveness, the balance, the grip, the tendon strength, everything combined, I don’t see how you could not pick that as the best base for an MMA career.”

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