“He Can Go 25”- Robbie Lawler Expecting an All Out War Against Nick Diaz

Published 09/10/2021, 11:32 PM EDT


Nick Diaz returns to action at UFC 266 as he takes on a fellow veteran in Robbie Lawler. The elder Diaz brother has been out of action for six years now. Diaz vs Lawler will take place on the main card of UFC 266, which will feature not one, but two title fights. 

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Brian Ortega will fight champion Alexander Volkanovski for the featherweight title and also, Valentina Shevchenko will take on Lauren Murphy for the women’s flyweight title.

Ahead of their much-anticipated clash, Robbie Lawler shared his thoughts on what he expects from Nick Diaz going into UFC 266. He said, “No, I think he has been training this whole time. I think he is a guy who likes to dabble, help his brother out. Obviously, he is really good at Jiu-Jitsu and has a good Jiu-Jitsu game as well as boxing. So he is definitely going to come in shape and bring his tools and try to beat my a**.”

Lawler also shared his thoughts on the fight being a five-round contest, as opposed to the regular number of rounds. He said, “I feel good. It doesn’t really matter. But I think he is going to be in shape ready to go 25 minutes. That is just his makeup. He comes to fight, he likes to push the pace. He can go 25.”

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Robbie Lawler vs Nick Diaz will be a cracker of a fight

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Fans know exactly what they will get when either Robbie Lawler or Nick Diaz steps into the octagon. Both men are similar in style to a degree. Both Diaz and Lawler are pressure fighters who keep marching forward, even if they are absorbing significant damage. 

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Diaz is known for his inhuman cardio, which he can sustain throughout the course of the fight. This will be a huge benefit to him, given that it will be five rounds and not the regular three-round affair. Furthermore, both men are strikers first and swing at their opponents from the get-go. Needless to say, the fight will be an extremely interesting affair for fans in attendance and watching around the world.

What do you make of Lawler’s comments?

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Kevin Binoy

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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