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Dana White Explains Why Johny Hendricks Will Fight The Winner Of Matt Brown vs. Robbie Lawler
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.28.2014



In an interview with UFC.com, Dana White explained why welterweight champion Johny Hendricks' next opponent will be the winner of Matt Brown vs Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12 on July 26 in San Jose. Here are the highlights...

On why Brown or Lawler are next in line: "We got Robbie Lawler who just came off a controversial loss to the champion, and number one (Lawler) is facing number five (Brown). Robbie just beat the number five and number six guys in his wins, right? And he was in a controversial fight with the champ, so he deserves this fight. If Matt Brown beats Robbie Lawler then he just beat the number one contender and he gets the fight."

On being excited for the Brown/Lawler fight: "Two guys - two nasty, mean, vicious, nasty guys who love to bang - in their prime, number one and number five, banging it out for the chance to fight for the title. I love it. It's the best fight we could have made, and thank God Lawler is such a stud he'll turn around so fast and take this fight. Those are the kind of guys I love to watch fight, and I know those are the kinds of guys fans love to watch fight. That's why everyone is so pumped about this fight because it's two guys with the same style, two guys with the same mentality, and two absolute total bad asses. I love it."

On Renan Barao's recent title loss: "I think Barao dropped very far in the rankings for just one fight. But he took such a beating for five rounds, we have to see what that kid is made of now. He's going to have to come back from a loss like that. His only loss his entire career was a decision loss in his first fight. That's never happened to him before. He showed great heart and a great chin, but we'll see what he's made of when he gets back."





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