Watch: UFC 266 Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler ‘Countdown’ is out now
Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler are less than a week away from meeting inside the octagon at UFC 266. The matchup has been more than a decade in the making after the two initially fought back in 2004.
Diaz would win the entertaining bout by KO after hitting Lawler with a straight right that sent him wobbling to the canvas. The win was a big surprise as many favored Lawler and no one considered Nick Diaz a knockout artist.
Nick Diaz hasn’t fought in over six years after he sat out for various reasons. At one point it was injuries, then negotiations with the UFC, then a weird suspension for marijuana threatened to keep him out for five years.
It wasn’t exactly clear why he sat out so long, now he’s back and the matchup is perfect. Lawler doesn’t know what a boring fight looks like and he will be looking for revenge from their first fight.
The ‘UFC 266 Countdown Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler’ is exactly what’s needed to get excited about the matchup. The video is a little over 20 minutes long and it is exactly what you could hope for.
It provides a behind the scenes of the matchup and helps get the excitement going. It helps that Nick Diaz always seems to be shrouded in mystery.
The two are set to be the third fight on the pay-per-view of UFC 266 on September 25. The event features two title fights with Valentina Shevchenko taking on Lauren Murphy and Alex Volkanovski taking on Brian Ortega in the main event.