One of ProElite’s biggest stars is currently homeless following the company’s shocking announcement on October 21st that they would be closing their doors after losing $55 million dollars in only two years of existence. “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler, EliteXC’s last middleweight champion, must now find a new home to fight in. That might end up being a place where he’s fought before.
Lawler wrote to his fans via his official website saying:
“I spent time talking to Monte Cox about what my options are. I also had a brief conversation with the very busy prez of the UFC. All that said I think I will be just fine.”
There is no indication as to whether or not the UFC or Dana White would be interested in bringing Lawler back, but White has a history of re-signing guys who he feels will compete and nobody will ever doubt Lawler’s heart and knockout power. Lawler was with Matt Hughes this past Saturday at UFC 90 when he spoke to White.
In a thinning middleweight division (Cote out 6-8 months), it may be a smart move for the UFC to bolster its roster, as Lawler is only 26 years old and still has his prime ahead of him.
Lawler lost his last two fights in the UFC back in 2004 after being deemed one of their up-and-coming stars with brutal KO power. There is no timetable as to when Lawler will sign with another organization but as he wrote, “I will blog when i sign with an organization. Until then I will keep myself in good shape.”