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Robbie Lawler looks back on hospital meeting with Rory MacDonald

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LOS ANGELES — It’s the sort of thing that brings a smile to the face of even the most jaded fight fan: Two competitors engage in a battle for the ages, then show mutual respect when they cross paths in the hospital afterwards.

It’s something that’s gone on since the start of the fight game, but since the dawn of the social media age, the public are now made privy to such moments.

Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald had one of the most epic matchups in mixed martial arts history at UFC 189 in Las Vegas. Lawler, not knowing he was trailing on the scorecards heading into the fifth and final round, retained his UFC welterweight title via TKO.

Later that night, the two crossed paths in the hospital, where MacDonald was getting treated for a broken nose, among other injuries, and Lawler was getting a gnarly busted lip repaired. The Instagram photo of the duo soon went viral.

In the end you find admiration and respect for one another. Thank you @ruthless_rl and @romac_gorilla for the amazing fight! Thank u to all the fans for the support!! #blessed

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