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Robbie Lawler: 'I'm not the guy' GSP wants to return against

"I’m not the guy I think he wants to come back against," Lawler said of a potential fight with Georges St-Pierre.

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While Robbie Lawler is preparing for his third welterweight title defense against Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 this Saturday, many fans are intrigued by the possibility of a bout with former champ Georges St-Pierre.

GSP, who announced his retirement after defending his belt for the 9th time against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167, has recently flirted with a potential comeback. The question is, who would the Canadian fight upon his return?

Lawler, who spoke to MMA Junkie in a recent interview, says it most likely won't be against him. But, if St-Pierre did return to reclaim the title, 'Ruthless' says it wouldn't be a wise idea.

"I don't really get too excited (about a St-Pierre bout)," Lawler said. "It'd be nice to beat him and showcase my skills against him, but I don't think he's coming back. It wouldn't be a smart move for him. He's done a lot for the sport and won a lot of fights. I'm not the guy I think he wants to come back against."

Lawler has been on a tear since his return to the UFC in 2013. The 15-year MMA veteran is 8-1 in his last nine bouts and has etched his name into the pound-for-pound rankings. Lawler is coming off a hard-fought win over Carlos Condit at UFC 195, which saw both men stand toe-to-toe for five rounds in a potential Fight of the Year candidate.

The 34-year-old will look to further his legacy by beating Tyron Woodley at UFC 201. The pay-per-view takes place this Saturday, July 30, at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.

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