Robbie Lawler is all set for another verbal attack from Nick Diaz in their rematch on Sunday.
The future Hall-of-Famers will clash at UFC 266 tomorrow morning in front of a sold-out crowd at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Former welterweight King Lawler was kicked out by Diaz 17 years ago in his first clash at UFC 47, in which the Stockton slugger used his famous mid-fight trash talk.
And this kill cliff The ambassador is hoping for a similar second time around, telling SunSport: “I think it’s just part of their game.
“That definitely makes it a very personal experience there.
“I expect the same thing. That’s how he fights and elevates himself.”
The 39-year-old Lawler never imagined he would come to this point in his legendary career to avenge his most spectacular loss.
The Sanford MMA standout said: “I didn’t really think about it.
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“I actually thought maybe 10 or 12 years ago, possibly, but not 17 years later.
“It’s been a long time now. But it’s a big fight for me and the UFC wanted to put it together. That’s why he’s coming to fight.”
Diaz faced Lawler in the first round of their memorable showdown with a beautiful counter, which has been repeated over and over again in the build-up to Fight Night.
Lawler said of his first stoppage loss: “My defense was not tight at the time.
“He did a good job of pulling me in and countering me with a good right hand that ended me.
I guess it’s a part of his game
Robbie Lawler on Nick Diaz’s Mid-Fight Trash Talk
“But even before that, at the start of the fight, he grabbed me down the pipe a good couple of times.
“It was just his night.
“After that fight, I went ahead and did something good in the next 10 or 11 games, so obviously I learned from those things and built on that.
“When those things happen and you lose, it’s like, ‘Okay, where do we go from here? How can we get better?’
“That’s what I’ve always tried to do and that fight was no different.”
Lawler is enjoying the opportunity to set the score with the eldest Diaz brother and is confident their Sin City showdown will provide fireworks.
He said: “I just see a good fight. He will come out to fight and I will come out to fight.
“And fans will get what they’re asking for. It’s a good fight.”
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