UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler doesn’t step foot inside the Octagon looking to put on a five-round war.
Lawler, who defends his belt this Saturday night vs. Tyron Woodley at UFC 201, just wants to continue to improve each time he competes.
“I’m not trying to out-do my last performance, I’m just trying to be a better fighter each time I go out there,” Lawler said, during an appearance on UFC Tonight earlier this week. “It’s all about being more strategic and getting a finish.”
Earlier this year, Lawler bested Carlos Condit via split decision. That came on the heels of a win over Rory MacDonald that garnered the two many “Fight of the Year” honors in 2015.
So, being well past 30 years old and having fought for much of his life, are the 25-minute battles taking a toll on “Ruthless?”
“They’re not taking a toll,” he said. “You just want to get in and out as fast as possible. That’s the goal – to beat someone, not take damage and impose your will on someone. They’re not backing down, they’re fighting for what I have and bringing their A-game.”