Robbie Lawler not interested in fighting Conor McGregor

Published 1 Comments

Football News

While Robbie Lawler is preparing for the third defence of his UFC Welterweight Championship against Tyron Woodley at the end of the month, questions continue to be raised regarding a potential match-up with Conor McGregor.

McGregor has a huge target on his back with Eddie Alvarez, Jose Aldo and Dominick Cruz all looking to secure a bout with him, but it’s Nate Diaz that gets the first crack at UFC 201.


It’s quite simple, a fight with The Notorious guarantees you a huge payday, but Lawler doesn’t seem to be that fixated on adding more zeros to his bank balance, suggesting he’s not interested in stepping into the Octagon with the winner of the UFC 202 main event.


Want to become a GMS writer? Sign up now and submit a 250-word test article: https://gms.to/haveyoursay4

According to MMAFighting.com, he said: “Nate's not one of the guys I’m looking to fight. He did something amazing in March, and I was cheering him on. He’s a 55er; everyone knows that. That’s where he wants to be.”

The speculation didn’t appear from thin air either, McGregor himself spoke about one day potentially fighting for the Welterweight Championship, and praised the current champion.


However, Lawler didn’t bother responding to any call out from any fighter and made it clear that money isn’t the motivation.

He said: “I’m not sure if anybody can shut Conor up. I’m not concentrating too much on that.

“He’s got to get through Nate obviously, you know? Conor is obviously a big payday, but winning fires me up. Trying to get over guys and knock them out, that’s what fires me up.

“Decision victories, whoop dee doo, but finishing guys fires me up.”

Would you like to see Robbie Lawler fight Conor McGregor at Welterweight? Have your say in the comments section below.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing up and submitting an article HERE: https://gms.to/writeforgms

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms

Dana White
Nate Diaz
Conor McGregor

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of GiveMeSport.com or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. GiveMeSport.com and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport - UFC Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again