Robbie Lawler enjoys seeing his critics eat their words.
Ahead of his welterweight title shot against Johny Hendricks on Saturday at UFC 181, he appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour to discuss how he gets a kick out of everyone who thought he was washed up.
“I expected this the whole time,” Lawler said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “Which is funny, because a lot of people wrote me off a long time ago. I always thought I could be the best and that’s what I’ve been doing all these years. This didn’t happen overnight. This is dedication, this is a lot of hard work and time and that’s what you’re seeing now.”
Lawler was described as a prospect who didn’t live up to his potential until he returned to the UFC after a nine-year absence last year and strung together an impressive 5-1 record with three finishes.
“I don’t care what anyone said,” Lawler said. “I just think it’s funny looking back at it now. I didn’t care what people thought of me, that I was getting better, pushing myself to get better. Those are the things I concentrate on, I don’t concentrate on what everyone else was saying.”
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