Robbie Lawler leaves American Top Team
<p>Robbie Lawler is no longer a member of American Top Team.</p>
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/EntImports/status/819030244770414593?ref_src=twsrc^tfw">ENT Imports</a> was the first to report that the former welterweight champion had left the gym in search of a new one and <a href="http://www.mmafighting.com/2017/1/11/14246110/robbie-lawler-departs-from-american-top-team">MMAFighting confirmed</a> the news.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>The 34-year-old currently has no upcoming bout scheduled.</p>
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.