UFC 266 will feature Robbie Lawler fighting Nick Diaz in a rematch which is 17 years in the making. The duo is set to face-off in a welterweight bout as the former UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler and former WEC and Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nick Diaz will fight after 17 years since their first fight at UFC 47. UFC 266 will take place on September 25, 2021, at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Las Vegas Nevada. Nick will be returning to the cage after six years as he last fought in 2015. While Robbie will be back in the game after a year since his loss to Neil Magny at UFC Fight Night 175.
Speaking to TMZ Sports, Robbie Lawler was asked about his fighting future as many of his fellow fighters have started to announce their retirement. To which he replied by saying that he has no plans for retirement yet and at UFC 266 win or lose he won’t even think of leaving the sport.
“Nah, it’s not possible. I’ve been doing this a long time, my body feels good. It’s just waiting for good fights that get me excited, and this is one of those fights. Nick Diaz is a big name and this is going to be a big event,” Lawler said.
Lawler was asked this question after recently his fellow division fighter and former opponent Carlos Condit announced his retirement. Robbie made it clear that he has no such plans ahead instead, he has no idea when he will retire as he hasn’t even thought of that yet. Rather he said that he will continue fighting as long as he feels good.
“I have no idea (when I will retire). As long as my body feels good and I’m still loving what I’m doing and I can still get in there and train with these guys and hold my own, and I’m enjoying what I’m doing. If all those things are clicking, then I’m going to be doing it. But you never know, things change fast. But I feel good. My body feels good, my mind’s good, so I’m going to keep going,” Lawler said.
Robbie Lawler and Nick Diaz last fought at UFC 47 where Nick Won the fight via 2nd round KO. Now the pair will fight each other once again in a non-main event and a non-title five rounds bout.
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