UFC Newark Poster Revealed (Photo)

The stage is set for two former American Top Team (ATT) Teammates to square off in one-on-one action in Newark, New Jersey. Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will face ex-interim 170-pound titleholder Colby Covington. The winner could very well be the next challenger for Kamaru Usman’s welterweight crown. Covington has been making things personal ahead […]

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The stage is set for two former American Top Team (ATT) Teammates to square off in one-on-one action in Newark, New Jersey.

Former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will face ex-interim 170-pound titleholder Colby Covington. The winner could very well be the next challenger for Kamaru Usman’s welterweight crown. Covington has been making things personal ahead of his fight with “Ruthless,” as he wasn’t pleased with the way Lawler left the gym.

The show goes down from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on August 3. Earlier today (Tues. July 16, 2019), the Las Vegas-based promotion released the official poster for UFC Newark. You can check it out, along with the full card for the show, here below:

UFC Newark Card

  • Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler
  • Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi
  • Jim Miller vs. Clay Guida
  • Joaquim Silva vs. Nasrat Haqparast
  • Mickey Gall vs. Salim Touahri
  • Jordan Espinosa vs. Matt Schnell
  • Lauren Murphy vs. Mara Romero Borella
  • Antonina Shevchenko vs. Lucie Pudilova
  • Trevin Giles vs. Gerald Meerschaert
  • Darko Stosic vs. Kennedy Nzechukwu
  • Ramazan Emeev vs. Claudio Silva
  • Scott Holtzman vs. Dong Hyun Ma

What do you think about the UFC Newark poster? Who are you picking between Covington and Lawler?

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American Top Team Owner Has Nothing Bad To Say About Robbie Lawler

American Top Team (ATT) owner Dan Lambert has nothing bad to say about former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. Lawler became ATT’s first-ever champion when he defeated Johny Hendricks to become the new 170-pound king back in 2014. He would defend the belt two times before eventually losing it to Tyron Woodley in 2016. Woodley […]

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American Top Team (ATT) owner Dan Lambert has nothing bad to say about former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.

Lawler became ATT’s first-ever champion when he defeated Johny Hendricks to become the new 170-pound king back in 2014. He would defend the belt two times before eventually losing it to Tyron Woodley in 2016. Woodley also trained at ATT at the time, and following the loss, Lawler would depart the gym for Hard Knocks 365.

Slated to fight Colby Covington in the UFC Newark headliner next, “Chaos” started stirring things up by claiming “Ruthless” left because ATT put up a photo of Woodley winning the title in the gym. For his part, Lawler has not directly responded to those claims.

Neither has Lambert, who didn’t comment much on the reasons behind Lawler leaving. He didn’t have any negative things to say either:

“Well from my standpoint, fighters come and fighters go,” Lambert told MMA Junkie Radio. “We focus on the fighters that are at the gym, not fighters who have left. I don’t have anything bad to say about Robbie Lawler.

Even if I did, he’d be the last person I’d say something bad about, I mean look at the guy. Look at the guy and look at his status in the sport.”

Lawler has also trained with Covington before, and despite the latter’s claims and brash personality in general, the former champion had good things to say about him. That is one of the reasons why Lambert is focused solely on Covington and not any other potential drama:

“You’re going to try and get into a PR battle with that guy?” Lambert added. “You’re going to lose that one every time but you know, we focus on people that are at the gym. Try to make them better, get them to fight. Colby is at our gym, Robbie is not so we’re focusing on Colby.”

What do you make of Lambert’s comments?

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Dan Lambert Has ‘Nothing Bad To Say About Robbie Lawler’

In the main event of UFC Newark, ATT’s own, Colby Covington is taking on a former ATT fighter in Robbie Lawler. And, leading up to the fight, “Chaos” explained why the former welterweight champion is no longer at ATT. Now, ATT owner, …

In the main event of UFC Newark, ATT’s own, Colby Covington is taking on a former ATT fighter in Robbie Lawler. And, leading up to the fight, “Chaos” explained why the former welterweight champion is no longer at ATT. Now, ATT owner, Dan Lambert says he has no insight as to why Lawler left, but […]

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Robbie Lawler Responds To Colby Covington’s Alleged Reason For ATT Departure

Colby Covington is never one to shy away from talking trash. Even if his opponent is a former teammate and training partner of his. Covington will be facing off against Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC Newark on August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Recently, Covington blasted Lawler for […]

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Colby Covington is never one to shy away from talking trash. Even if his opponent is a former teammate and training partner of his.

Covington will be facing off against Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC Newark on August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Recently, Covington blasted Lawler for allegedly leaving American Top Team after the gym featured a photograph of Tyron Woodley (another ATT member) holding his hands up after defeating “Ruthless” for the welterweight title.

Lawler was asked about this during a recent interview on the radio show HOT 97. “Ruthless” believes his former training partner is simply trying to hype their fight (via BJPenn.com):

“I think it’s just him talking,” Lawler said. “I don’t really pay much attention to what anyone is saying. I know why I left, and that’s all that matters. Every decision I’ve ever made in my life, I’m better for it. It’s all learning experiences. I’m just here to fight. I’m not here to talk about the past. I’m just here to get better. I’m here to grow and continue to grow at life and in the sport.”

The former welterweight champion then went on to say some nice things about Covington, who Lawler called a hard worker:

“I think he’s (Covington) done a good job. He’s a hard-working guy. He’s got a lot of ability. I think he does a lot of good things, and he’s got a good camp behind him.”

What do you make of Lawler’s response to Covington’s claims regarding “Ruthless’” ATT departure?

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Robbie Lawler Responds To Colby Covington’s Alleged Reason For ATT Departure

Colby Covington is never one to shy away from talking trash. Even if his opponent is a former teammate and training partner of his. Covington will be facing off against Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC Newark on August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Recently, Covington blasted Lawler for […]

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Colby Covington is never one to shy away from talking trash. Even if his opponent is a former teammate and training partner of his.

Covington will be facing off against Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC Newark on August 3 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. Recently, Covington blasted Lawler for allegedly leaving American Top Team after the gym featured a photograph of Tyron Woodley (another ATT member) holding his hands up after defeating “Ruthless” for the welterweight title.

Lawler was asked about this during a recent interview on the radio show HOT 97. “Ruthless” believes his former training partner is simply trying to hype their fight (via BJPenn.com):

“I think it’s just him talking,” Lawler said. “I don’t really pay much attention to what anyone is saying. I know why I left, and that’s all that matters. Every decision I’ve ever made in my life, I’m better for it. It’s all learning experiences. I’m just here to fight. I’m not here to talk about the past. I’m just here to get better. I’m here to grow and continue to grow at life and in the sport.”

The former welterweight champion then went on to say some nice things about Covington, who Lawler called a hard worker:

“I think he’s (Covington) done a good job. He’s a hard-working guy. He’s got a lot of ability. I think he does a lot of good things, and he’s got a good camp behind him.”

What do you make of Lawler’s response to Covington’s claims regarding “Ruthless’” ATT departure?

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Robbie Lawler Defends Jorge Masvidal’s Post-KO Celebration Over Ben Askren

Jorge Masvidal took a lot of heat for his post-knockout celebration over Ben Askren. “Gamebred” recorded the fastest knockout in UFC history when he hit “Funky” with a flying knee to finish him in five seconds. After the knockout, Masvidal yelled in an unconscious Askren’s face, and mimicked his body falling to the canvas. Masvidal […]

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Jorge Masvidal took a lot of heat for his post-knockout celebration over Ben Askren. “Gamebred” recorded the fastest knockout in UFC history when he hit “Funky” with a flying knee to finish him in five seconds.

After the knockout, Masvidal yelled in an unconscious Askren’s face, and mimicked his body falling to the canvas. Masvidal also took criticism for hitting Askren in the face a few times before the referee stepped in, as Askren was clearly out cold before the punches were thrown.

However, former UFC welterweight champion and ex-Masvidal training partner, Robbie Lawler, sees nothing wrong with the actions. Speaking on “Ebro In The Morning,” Lawler defended his former American Top Team teammate’s post-fight celebration (via The Body Lock MMA):

“I know Askren runs his mouth and when you run your mouth, stuff like this happens,” Lawler said. “When someone is running their mouth, then you gotta fight. I’m an old school guy where I don’t think Masvidal did anything wrong.

“He was celebrating, he handled himself as a professional. If you don’t want somebody to dance on top of you, you don’t get beat up, you don’t run your mouth.”

Lawler will be facing another former training partner, Colby Covington, in the main event of UFC Newark this summer. Should he get past “Chaos,” Lawler and Masvidal could be matched up next.

What did you think of Masvidal’s post-knockout celebration over Askren? Did “Gamebred” go too far?

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