Jake Shields is Looking for Rematch with Robbie Lawler; Promises Another Submission

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Jake Shields is Looking for Rematch with Robbie Lawler; Promises Another Submission

 

Prior to UFC 167 taking place, top ten welterweight contender Jake Shields had targeted Rory MacDonald as a potential next opponent thinking that beating Georges St-Pierre’s teammate would be the fastest path to another shot at the Canadian champion.

As it turns out, MacDonald lost a split decision that night to Robbie Lawler that forced the entire division to shift as the long-time veteran jumped all the way up to No. 3 in the rankings once the dust settled. Today, Lawler and MacDonald swapped positions in the new UFC rankings to No. 4 and No. 3, respectively.

The No. 7-ranked Shields is now looking right at Lawler for his next fight for a number of reasons.  First, Lawler is ranked above him in the top ten currently, but maybe the bigger factor at play is the fact that Shields has already defeated him.  Shields fought Lawler while both were a part of Strikeforce in 2009 in a catchweight bout at 182 pounds.

It took Shields just over two minutes to finish Lawler with a guillotine choke, and he’s happy to give the Iowa native a rematch as they are both gunning for the top of the division.

“Personally, that’s a fight I would love,” Shields told FOX Sports on Monday.  “I beat him but the fight was so fast it was only a few minutes and I caught him in a choke.  I’m sure that’s a loss he would love to avenge and he’s been doing so good.  I think we’re both at the top of the division, it’s a fight I would love.

“I was hoping to fight Rory (MacDonald) and Lawler went and pulled the upset.  I’m like yeah now that makes sense.  I’m sure that’s a loss he would like to get off his record. I would love to fight him as well.  Robbie’s always a guy I liked and respected, but he’s doing so well, we’re both on big win streaks, it makes sense.”

Read the rest of the interview here: