Twitter reacts to Robbie Lawler's TKO of Nick Diaz to spoil return at UFC 266

By Mike Bohn | September 25, 2021 11:36 pm ET Robbie Lawler took the wind out of the sails around Nick Diaz’s anticipated return when he came out victorious in their UFC 266 rematch. Lawler (29-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) not only derailed Diaz’s (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) heavily hyped comeback fight with third-round TKO win, but he got revenge of his 2004 loss in the first meeting between the two. Moreover, the former UFC champ snapped his four-fight losing skid in the welterweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Lawler’s victory over Diaz at UFC 266. Din Thomas It smell like somebody ran over a skunk on this Nick Diaz walkout #UFC266 — Din Thomas (@DinThomas) September 26, 2021 Ant Evans Bas Rutten and Mark Coleman took their phones out for pictures. Legends know Nick Diaz is special. — Ant Evans (@AntEvansMMA) September 26, 2021 Luke Thomas "I haven't smelled marijuana all night. You can certainly smell it now." – @Jon_Anik, an absolute legend. — Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) September 26, 2021 Brendan Fitzgerald Gotta love that big fight feeling. The return of a cult hero. A former champ. This is cool. #UFC266 — Brendan Fitzgerald (@BrendanFitzTV) September 26, 2021 Derek Brunson Nick Diaz came out like “dad watch this” ???????????? #UFC266 — Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 26, 2021 Sodiq Yusuff This is exactly what I expected ???? — Sodiq Yusuff (@Super_Sodiq) September 26, 2021 Belal Muhammad I wish I knew what nick was thinking before that kick lol — Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) September 26, 2021 Belal Muhammad Diaz doesn’t look rusty — Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) September 26, 2021 Danny Segura Nick Diaz's shot selection is beautiful. Just mixing things up so nicely. #UFC266 — Danny Segura (@dannyseguratv) September 26, 2021 Dustin Jacoby Nick is starting to get really comfortable and Robbie started so fast. Someone is going down soon #UFC266 — Dustin Jacoby (@thehanyakdj) September 26, 2021 Randa Markos Nick is making this look easy — Randa Markos (@randamma) September 26, 2021 Brett Okamoto Dude. There is no way this pace can continue. That was crazy. Two guys in their late 30s. One of them in his first fight in six years. Just standing toe to toe and trading for five minutes straight. Unreal pace for the first of five rounds. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 26, 2021 Neil Magny 142 strikes thrown in the 1st rd of a 5 rd fight! That's insane #UFC266 — Neil Magny (@NeilMagny) September 26, 2021 Caposa Somehow Nick looks both terrible and exactly like Nick. Moving in slow motion out there. Robbie is opening up and that’s great to see. This is a fucking fight — caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 26, 2021 Sarah Kaufman I still think Robbie wins this but nick is more in than I thought. This pace for 5 rds though? I don’t think so — Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) September 26, 2021 Teddy Atlas Diaz-Lawlor UFC, they say revenge is dish best served cold, 19 yrs. should make it freezing, but man this fights hot. #UFC #ufc266 — Teddy Atlas (@TeddyAtlasReal) September 26, 2021 John Makdessi How can @nickdiaz209 not be a crowd fav. Off for years and comes back fighting like this. Much respect to both this is as good as it gets ???????? #ufc266 — John Wayne Makdessi (@JohnMakdessi) September 26, 2021 Matheus Aquino Just thought about the many amazing fights we could've gotten from prime Diaz and now it's making me sad. — Matheus Aquino (@MatheusDCAquino) September 26, 2021 E. Spencer Kyte The shift to MW probably works against Diaz a little here as Lawler didn’t have to drain himself to make ’70, so he’s FRESH. #UFC266 — E. Spencer Kyte (@spencerkyte) September 26, 2021 Kevin Iole Lawler e

Twitter reacts to Robbie Lawler's TKO of Nick Diaz to spoil return at UFC 266

Robbie Lawler took the wind out of the sails around Nick Diaz’s anticipated return when he came out victorious in their UFC 266 rematch.

Lawler (29-15 MMA, 14-9 UFC) not only derailed Diaz’s (26-10 MMA, 7-7 UFC) heavily hyped comeback fight with third-round TKO win, but he got revenge of his 2004 loss in the first meeting between the two.

Moreover, the former UFC champ snapped his four-fight losing skid in the welterweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Lawler’s victory over Diaz at UFC 266.

Din Thomas

Ant Evans

Luke Thomas

Brendan Fitzgerald

Derek Brunson

Sodiq Yusuff

Belal Muhammad

Belal Muhammad

Danny Segura

Dustin Jacoby

Randa Markos

Brett Okamoto

Neil Magny

Caposa

Sarah Kaufman

Teddy Atlas

John Makdessi

Matheus Aquino

E. Spencer Kyte

Kevin Iole

Aljamain Sterling

Ryan Clark

David Michaud

Andreas Hale

Kevin Iole

Jed I Goodman

Megan Anderson

Belal Muhammad

Ariel Helwani

Derek Brunson

Teddy Atlas

Farah Hannoun

Danny Segura

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