Robbie Lawler Stripped of his Icon Sports title!
Lawler has been stripped of the _title_ for failing to adequately defend the _title_. As TJay said today at the presser:
"2007 was a tough year for Icon. Robbie pulled out of our Feb, June, and December shows. Its not fair. So its only fair to Icon Sport, Kala Kolohe , who has been waiting a year for his _title_ shot, and - most importantly - the FANS that we strip Lawler of the _title_. Its the right thing to do."
So...on March 15 in Icon Sport: TO HELL AND BACK Kala Kolohe will fight Phil Baroni for the vacant _title_,
Phil comes in as an immediate _title_ contender. His entire career is built upon fighting the best MWs in the World in the UFC, Pride, and Strikeforce. He has KO wins over Ryo Chonan, Ikuhisa Minowa, UFC Champ Dave Menne, Amar Sulouev, and Yuki Kondo. Phil is one of the most feared strikers in all of MMA.
"This is a long time coming (speaking of his arrival to Icon). I guess Lawler is afraid to fight this guy (Kala), but I'm not. Kala is like a young version of me. But I've been fighting top my guys my whole life and I’m going to show the Hawaiian fans what a REAL middleweight champ looks like. I'm taking the Icon belt home with me on March 15th."
Tickets should be available at the end of next week. Keep your eyes on mmahawaii.com for an on-sale announcement.
It has been awhile since he beat Frank Trigg! Oh well, at least he's still the EliteXC champion!
You forget that this isn't just some brutal sport where everyones out to kill each other. Its much more like a game of physical chess.-looney liam
Last edited by Bonnar426; 02-10-2008 at 03:35 AM.