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In a down year for UFC PPVs, 'Hendricks vs. Lawler 2' bucked the trend by posting the promotion's strongest PPV numbers since July. The UFC's final PPV of 2014 turned out to be one of their better selling cards in an otherwise down year at the box office. Per MMA Fighting's Dave Meltzer, UFC 181: Hendricks vs. Lawler 2 drew an estimated 375,000-400,000 buys, which is up from the 310,000 for the first Hendricks vs. Lawler fight in March, and also the promotion's best selling PPV since UFC 175: We read news >>

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The apparent decision to go with Johny Hendricks over Rory MacDonald for the next UFC welterweight title shot may have been fueled by the surprising success of the UFC 181 show.Early estimates have the Dec. 6 show doing between 375,000 and 400,000 buys, well above what the company has done for any show since July. Estimates this early can vary significantly from the final numbers, and the UFC does not release pay-per-view numbers. Cable industry estimates have been roughly double that of UFC 180 read news >>

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After much speculation, Rory MacDonald will not be getting his first title shot in the UFC. According to UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani, the UFC brass called MacDonald to update the status of his once-promised title shot. Dana White didn't just color MacDonald the No. 1 contender after his victory over Tarec Saffiedine in October, he said the fight would take place in MacDonald's home country. "It's pretty impossible to deny Rory that (title shot), whoever comes out of that Hendricks-Lawler fight, read news >>

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Tell us you didn't see this one coming from 10 miles away ... Remember when it was "pretty impossible" to deny Rory MacDonald the next Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight title shot and that it would "absolutely, positively, without a doubt" take place in Canada? We do, mainly because company president Dana White made the now-hollow guarantee just two months ago moments after "Red King" (not a typo -- he has a new nickname, remember!) scored a third round (technical) knockout victo read news >>

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In an announcement that may pave the way for a blockbusting rubber match next year, UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald confirmed Wednesday that he is not the next challenger for new champion Robbie Lawler. The news came via broadcaster Ariel Helwani on UFC Tonight, which airs on Fox Sports 1, and was later also reported by Damon Martin of Fox Sports: Rory MacDonald confirms that he will NOT be getting a title fight. The UFC informed him of this last week. — UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) Decem read news >>

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All signs point to a Lawler vs. Hendricks trilogy following news that Rory MacDonald won't be getting the next crack at the belt. Perhaps the real loser of the incredibly close rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler was actually Rory MacDonald. Lawler eked out a split decision to become the UFC's welterweight champion, but the decision was controversial enough that the thought of a rubber match between the two men did run through Dana White's head. Rory MacDonald was supposed to be th read news >>

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We're joined by our 2014 Fighter of the Year, Robbie Lawler. read news >>

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That's definitely a champion's attitude. A few weeks removed from winning the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title by defeating Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 on Dec. 6, 2014, Robbie Lawler is finally getting some down time. And some much-needed time at that, as once again "Ruthless" and "Bigg Rigg" went toe-to-toe for a full 25 minutes inside the Octagon (video replay); a sequel to their epic bout at UFC 171 earlier this year. So what's next for Robbie? According to the heavy-hit read news >>

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Though the UFC’s signing of Phil Brooks — better known by his pro wrestling handle of CM Punk — has been polarizing for some MMA fans, gyms around the country have been vocal via social media in inviting him to join their teams. One such recruiter was none other than newly crowned welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, who reached out to CM Punk on Twitter after he took the belt from Johny Hendricks at UFC 181. Lawler invited him to join American Top Team down in Coconut Creek, Florida. "Hey @cmpu read news >>

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It’s been nine days since Robbie Lawler took the welterweight belt home to Florida after defeating Johny Hendricks at UFC 181. That closes out a year that began in heartbreak yet ended in improbable redemption -- the type of run that has many calling him the Fighter of the Year.And The MMA Hour bestowed that honor to him on Monday. After losing in epic fashion at UFC 171 to Hendricks the first time via split decision, Lawler came back to defeat Jake Ellenberger, Matt Brown and then Hendricks aga read news >>

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Stream or download Wednesday’s edition of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Robbie Lawler, Francisco Rivera and Lance Palmer.Filed under: MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio, UFC read news >>

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What’s next for Robbie Lawler after a remarkable 2014 campaign? The UFC welterweight champion lays out his plans for 2015.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes discusses Robbie Lawler’s UFC 181 title win last Saturday night, as well as why he believes a trilogy fight should be favoured over a Rory MacDonald rematch. read news >>

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It's been a long and winding road for Robbie Lawler, but he reached the top of the welterweight division with a narrow decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 181 on Saturday. Lawler wasn't dominant, but he did more damage and defended 12 takedown attempts. Hendricks fell short on two scorecards, but his five takedowns resulted in most MMA media members believing he should have retained the 170-pound championship, according to MMADecisions.com. While the decision could have gone either way, read news >>

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