UFC welterweight title holder “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will defend his championship belt against fellow American Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 which takes place tonight at the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. And while the fight is expected to be another thrilling war of attrition (Robbie’s fights always are), fans can’t help but speculate on a possible showdown with former welterweight champ Georges “Rush” St-Pierre who is contemplating a comeback to The Octagon.
The fighter known simply as GSP retired shortly after a life-and-death battle against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 and has not fought since, but has instead focused on his acting career, appearing in 2014’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and just recently Kickboxer: Vengeance.
Lawler however issued a stern warning to GSP if he’s thinking of coming back straight a title shot.
“I’m not the guy I think he wants to come back against,” said Lawler.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Lawler says if GSP were to return to the cage, it won’t be against him for sure, that it wouldn’t be a wise move for the former welterweight titlist.
“I don’t really get too excited [for a St-Pierre fight],” said Lawler. “It would be nice to beat him and showcase my skills against him, but I don’t think he’s coming back. It wouldn’t be a smart move for him. He’s done a lot for the sport and won a lot of fights. I’m not the guy I think he wants to come back against.”
At his best, Lawler is a fighter whose style closely resembles his moniker. The 34-year old veteran is absolutely ‘ruthless’ as his name suggests, capable of finishing fights in an instant and the smell of blood just excites him. He’s that kind of fighter, and in this instance, most would probably agree — GSP will need a tune-up fight before heading into a war with the champion.
If Lawler can get past Woodley tonight however, expect talks of GSP returning against the Filipino-American to intensify.