Considering all that’s happened over the last few years, it’s kind of crazy to think that in 2013, no one was expecting much out of Lawler when he returned to the UFC. Sure, veteran fans were pumped to see the dangerous veteran return, but since Lawler had lost three of his last four fights, not many were saying “Ruthless” was a title threat.
Well, at UFC 157, Lawler began raising eyebrows by taking out Josh Koscheck in the opening round. Since then, Lawler has gone 5-1, and has laid claim to the 170 belt.
You can watch watch his bout with Koscheck below.