Dan Lambert about Robbie Lawler leaving ATT
Robbie Lawler’s reason to depart from American Top Team was never quite clarified.
That’s until former interim welterweight champion and ATT standout, Colby Covington, came out and said it was because of a picture that the team put up of then welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who was the one who took the title from Lawler, defeating him via first round knockout at UFC 201 in July 2016.
When asked about Lawler’s departure on MMA Junkie Radio, ATT owner Dan Lambert didn’t have much insight to offer and said he doesn’t hold any ill will toward Lawler for his decision to relocate to Hard Knocks 365.
“Well from my standpoint, fighters come and fighters go,” Lambert told MMA Junkie Radio. “We focus on the fighters that are at the gym, not fighters who have left. I don’t have anything bad to say about Robbie Lawler. Even if I did, he’d be the last person I’d say something bad about, I mean look at the guy. Look at the guy and look at his status in the sport.”
Lambert has a plethora of talent at ATT, with the likes of bantamweight and featherweight champion Amanda Nunes, interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier, Yoel Romero, Jorge Masvidal, Covington and the list goes on.
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