UFC legend Robbie Lawler breaks down in tears on live TV in emotional ‘fairytale’ final fight with brutal KO’ | The Sun

ROBBIE LAWLER was overcome with emotion after his fairytale victory in his final UFC fight.

The former welterweight champion locked horns with Niko Price on Saturday night the prelim portion of a stacked UFC 290 card in Las Vegas.

Ruthless revealed several months before the fight that his clash with Price would be his final Octagon outing.

The fan favourite blitzed The Hybrid in a mere 38 seconds to bring the curtain down on his career in a fitting fashion.

And he was overcome with emotion before he made his farewell speech in front of a sold-out T-Mobile Arena.

The MMA legend posted himself up on the octagon canvas and fought back the tears as he took in the final moments of his career.

And he had to fight them back again after his post-fight interview when the UFC played a special montage.

After the clip finished, he told Joe Rogan: "It's amazing. I've had a long career.

"I've had a lot of people help me get to where I am today.

"Without them, none of this is possible. I'm blessed, I'm grateful."

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Robbie Lawler has called time on his mixed martial arts career after 47 pro fightsCredit: GETTY

Lawler's stoppage of Price was his first-round knockout in TEN YEARS.

He said: "It was a hard training camp, nothing was going right. Today was the first day I felt good.

"My feet were moving really good. So I was like, 'Okay, I'm gonna do something pretty good today.'

"I just happened to land some big bombs."

On the sensational finish, he said: "It was good.

"It was just the end of the career. I was landing some big shots in good places.

"The temple, the chin. It was too much. I was moving well. It's just nice to end my career like this."

Lawler revealed earlier this week that he was at peace with his decision to call it a day and that the decision had been coming.

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During the UFC 290 media day, the MMA legend said: “It’s just a feeling I got over time.

“I’ve been doing this a long time, accomplished a lot, just felt it was time.”

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