Robbie Lawler Talks About His UFC 171 Loss To Johny Hendricks
Posted by Joseph Lee on 03.17.2014
"He fought a hell of a fight"...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Robbie Lawler (22-10 MMA, 7-4 UFC) spoke about his loss to UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (16-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) by unanimous decision at UFC 171.
On what he did wrong: "It's easy to look back now and look at the things you should have done, but yeah, I probably should have pressed a little bit more and pressed to finish. I didn't do it tonight, and he fought a hell of a fight."
On Hendricks' late-round takedown: "I was thinking, ‘Oh s–t, he's laying on me.' That's what I was thinking. The thing is, when you leave it up to the judges, those things happen. I just didn't do enough tonight, they thought. I need to go back to work, obviously, and work on some things, work on throwing a little bit maybe, some more punches. I thought I fought a pretty good fight. I defended some takedowns. It was a hell of a fight."
On what he would do if he gets a rematch: "I would go out there and finish him this time. I should've done more in the fight and thrown more punches, thrown more kicks and took him out."