Lawler Will Not Need Surgery on Hurt Thumb

Published on September 3rd, 2015 8:08 pm EST

Robbie Lawler was originally slated to defend his Welterweight title against Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia. Lawler, however, ended up suffering an injury to his thumb and was forced to pull out of the fight. The UFC, wanting to set a new attendance record, elected to name Ronda Rousey vs Holly Holm to the main event instead.

This development left UFC 195 without a main event. The UFC's early January card is usually one of the biggest of the year and it needs a suitable main event.

Earlier this week, Robbie Lawler and his team revealed that the champion will not be needing surgery on his thumb and will be returning to action sooner than originally anticipated.

This means that the Lawler vs Condit fight, which was originally slated for UFC 193, may be taking place on January 2nd at UFC 195.

Robbie Lawler is coming off of a hellacious title defense against Rory MacDonald earlier in the year, while Carlos Condit earned himself a title shot after an emphatic victory over Thiago Alves in his return fight to the UFC following a long rehab on his knee.

Lawler and Condit are two of the most violent fighters in the Welterweight division, which will make this fight an absolute treat to watch.


There haven't been any fights officially named to UFC 195 as of yet, but you can likely expect to see two title fights named to this card - possibly Lawler vs Condit, as well as a possible title defense from Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

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