Robbie Lawler hopes to 'put on a show' at UFC Fight Night in San Jose

Robbie Lawler (red) screams after finishing his UFC 173 light heavyweight bout against opponent...

Robbie Lawler (red) screams after finishing his UFC 173 light heavyweight bout against opponent Jake Ellenberger (blue) at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Lawler won his bout by way of TKO on May 24, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV, USA. (Stephen R. Sylvanie/USA TODAY Sports)

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, Last Updated: 10:05 PM ET

With a win over Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night in San Jose, UFC veteran Robbie Lawler will move into main contention for a fight with welterweight champion Johny Hendricks.

While Lawler says that's a big deal, he's also looking to put on a show for his fans, who haven't seen him since a May TKO win over Jake Ellenberger.

“It's huge (moving into contention for a title fight) but, more or less, I want to put on a show and show what I'm capable of,” Lawler said.

'Ruthless' and Hendricks fought for the welterweight belt in March, with Hendricks picking up a unanimous decision at UFC 171, but Lawler is convinced he's the main man in the division -- only he's got more work to do than Hendricks.

He has to prove it.

“All the hard work and dedication is starting to pay off now and I want my fans to know now that I'm one of the best, if not the best in the world and that's what I'm striving to do,” Lawler said.


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