Lawler believes he deserves rematch with Woodley after UFC 201, but “deserve and getting are two different things”

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Robbie Lawler (photo credit Joe Camporeale © USA Today)

“He caught me with the ol’ T-Wood bomb. I was just sitting back a little too much, and he took advantage of it. It was his night. I think it’s just a guy who took advantage of a big punch and rocked me and jumped on and finished the job. I’m not going to speculate. I felt great going into the fight, so no excuses… Obviously, I think that if I went back in there, I would get a win. Deserve and getting are two different things, but yeah, I feel I deserve something. But we’ll see if I get it.”

-Robbie Lawler reacts to his title loss to Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 during the post-fight press conference (transcribed by

Penick’s Analysis: Woodley absolutely took full advantage of that opportunity, and though Lawler had defended the title a number of times the unfortunate reality is the end of his reign wasn’t controversial in the least. Losing that convincingly typically doesn’t lead to rematches, at least not immediate rematches, and he’ll need to get himself back on track before getting a chance to avenge what happened last night.

[Photo (c) Joe Camporeale via USA Today Sports]

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