It’s probably a pipe dream at best but 2014 would be a great time to book Diaz-Lawler II. In fact, April will mark the ten-year anniversary of their showdown at UFC 47. In the bout, the uncompromising up-and-comers went toe-to-toe until Lawler fell a little more than 90 ticks into the second stanza. To date it’s the only knockout loss of his career. Diaz wants back in the game at the top of the division, and since that isn’t likely to happen without picking up at least one big win, why not throw him in the Octagon with Lawler? “Ruthless” Robbie is on a three-fight run including wins over Josh Koscheck and Rory MacDonald, plus he represents the type of fighter Diaz loves to tussle with in terms of moving forward rather than simply attempting to score points.
The fire has downed down surrounding the controversy involved in Saturday night’s showdown between UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and title-contender Johny Hendricks now that a number of days have passed since the bout’s questionable outcome. Despite St-Pierre’s decision to take off an undetermined amount of time, UFC President Dana White has assured fans “Rush” and Hendricks will rumble again in hopes of seeing a clear-cut winner determined. Their rematch is one of many the organization will look to make at some point next year. Here are some others worth considering as well… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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