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Robbie Lawler Is EliteXC's Best Fighter, but Does Anyone Know That?

Here's the latest EliteXC video promoting its night of fights on CBS Saturday:

The two fighters who got the most face time, of course, were Kimbo Slice and Gina Carano, but I was glad to see that there was at least a little attention paid to Robbie Lawler, a middleweight who is EliteXC's best fighter.

EliteXC is an upstart organization without anywhere near the top-to-bottom mixed martial arts talent that UFC has, and while I was in Las Vegas covering UFC 84 I heard a lot of UFC partisans denigrating the quality of the fighters in EliteXC.

But the one guy no one denigrates is Lawler, who will fight Scott Smith Saturday. Lawler is a skilled fighter and an exciting fighter, and although not many people know his name today, they will next week.