20 things you may not know about UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. Lawler fights Tyron Woodley on July 30th at UFC 201.
Robbie's full name is Robert Glenn Lawler.
Robbie on the origins of his nickname says: “Dana White called me one day and told me I needed a nickname and suggested “Ruthless.” So I said, “Yeah, whatever. Pick what you want.” it wasn’t a big deal to me. It was more of a UFC marketing thing. It could have been anything.”
After winning the UFC title in December 2014, Robbie tattooed the UFC belt onto his Gladiator tattoo on his left arm.
He won the title at UFC 181 by split decision against Johny Hendricks, making Lawler the first fighter in UFC history to win a belt from another fighter by split decision.
Robbie has a mixed ethnicity.
Lawler is in a scene in the movie The Death and Life of Bobby Z with the late Paul Walker.
Lawler was in the first MMA fight to be aired on US cable television at UFC 37.5 in June 2002 against Steve Berger.
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