Lawler's winding road around MMA world finally approaches destination

Friday March 14th, 2014
It was hard to imagine Robbie Lawler ever fighting for a title after his July 2012 loss to Lorenz Larkin.
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That last part did not just apply to the fans but to the fighter himself. Lawler's run in Strikeforce closed out with three more losses in four fights, the last being the Larkin bout.

Before Zuffa's purchase of Strikeforce roused his career, Robbie Lawler couldn't even stay awake for his own fight press conferences.
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