Robbie Lawler leaves American Top Team

Robbie Lawler is no longer a member of American Top Team.

ENT Imports was the first to report that the former welterweight champion had left the gym in search of a new one and MMAFighting confirmed the news.

Lawler, an Iowa native, began his professional MMA career in 2001 training with Miletich Fighting Systems under UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich. In 2012, following a loss to Lorenz Larkin, he moved to Florida to join American Top Team and later became their first UFC champion.

In his last bout, he lost his welterweight title, which he defended twice, to Tyron Woodley via first-round knockout. After that, he accepted a bout against Donald Cerrone at UFC 205 but was forced to withdraw from it to continue his recovery process.

The 34-year-old currently has no upcoming bout scheduled.


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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