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Robbie Lawler On Illegal Knee: “I Wasn’t Hurt Too Bad”

After dropping two disappointing contests to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Tim Kennedy last year, young MMA veteran Robbie Lawler got back in the win column with a crazy flying knee knockout of Adlan Amagov last night at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine.

Lawler recovered from an early and blatantly illegal knee while he was downed to graze Amagov with the jumping strike, signaling the beginning of the end for the Russian fighter. Though he took a good while to recover from the illegal knee before getting back to action Lawler said post-fight (props to MMAJunkie) that he wasn’t all that hurt and just wanted to make sure he was one hundred percent before continuing.

“(I was) not hurt too bad,” Lawler said. “I just wanted to make sure everything was perfectly fine before I got back. As soon as he called the doctor in, I was like, ‘I’m fine.’ I just wanted to make sure I was alright and could fight to the best of my ability.”

He’s back to his winning ways now, but the 29-year-old Lawler isn’t getting ahead of himself, taking things one step at a time and just looking to keep the momentum going next time he gets in the cage.

“A couple days off would be nice, for sure,” Lawler said. “My manager will talk to Strikeforce, and we’ll get a gameplan together. I won one fight. Let’s move on. I need to get better, and we’ll see what happens in a couple weeks when Strikeforce talks to my manager.”