How has Robbie Lawler had such great longevity as an MMA contender?

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  1. BoxingFan653 Did you just grab my ass?

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    Was randomly watching UFC videos and saw this (time-stamped for the KO :) )



    It's amazing how Robbie is still in the UFC and fighting at such a high level. He has been fighting since the era of fucking Tiki Ghosn. Just to give you an idea during that time the era of BJ Penn V Matt Hughes was just starting. Andrei Arlovski hadn't even begun his infamous run yet and Anderson Silva and GSP were no names at the time.

    Is there any one else with this type of longevity in MMA history? Oddly enough Nick Diaz is kind of close to being good after all these years but Robbie has somehow elevated his game year after year. I gave him 0% chance against Cowboy and he stood his ground.
     
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    Tiki Goshn got buried ITT.
     
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    I think he said he doesn't spar. That would help his brain out tremendously and allow for a long career
     
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    That's why Sherdog hates Woodley. Robbie is awesome.
     
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    Stopped sparring, went back to welterweight where he belonged, and mostly because he is fucking mental.
     
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  6. BoxingFan653 Did you just grab my ass?

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    You think so? I thought he looked great when he had to win against Robbie but is now just trying to Floyd up UFC. Make every one hate you and run around as much as possible. If Woodley can somehow keep this up another year or so he will be a top draw just to see him lose ala Mayweather
     
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    Srsly? Came as a surprise to me.
     
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    I don't know about "doesn't spar" But he def. doesn't go Wanderlei Silva in sparring.
     
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    Let's say that's why people disliked Woodley in the beginning.

    I admire how he neutralized WB and Maia, but entertainment is this not.
     
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    I found sources saying he stopped sparring for years but had a rethink recently. I don't know his current status. But even stopping for a few years probably helped

    https://www.google.co.uk/amp/mmajun...ishes-after-rethinking-no-sparring-policy/amp
     
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  11. RDUBYA an oldie but a goodie

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    Shame that fight was stopped so early, Tiki only got a cut.
     
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    Him and Cerrone have both said they've cut out sparring.
     
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    Yo, shout out to the interviewer, Jeff Osborne. His comic book/arcade shop in Evansville is pretty awesome.
     
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    Ferguson says he doesn't spar either.
     
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    Dude didn't spar for like 5 years. Gym wars take a lot out of a guy.
     
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    Take it back? Nah I got a cut.

    Seriously,he said he didn't spar for 6 years. That helped a lot his already miracolous chin.
     
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    Was the Tiki Ghosn era as good as the Machida era??
     
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    Sweet hair!

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    Does not go full retard in sparring and has loves to fight. Also there was a time when he was nowhere close to be a contender. He had some up and downs but he showed old schoolers can evolve. Most decided not to.
     
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