Originally Posted by Roflcopter
No one who is knowledgeable about the MMA prospect scene thought much of Lawrence based on that TUF fight.
Most guys were pegging Eduardo Dudu Dantas from around the time before he won the Bellator tournament.
As of now, the best "unknown" guys that have legitimate hype and skills to match are probably Aljamain Sterling at 135 and Alexander Sarnavskiy at 155.
It seemed like some fans on this forum who have seemed to be knowledgeable in the past have made comments like how Lawrence is going places in the UFC and has a huge future based on that fight. It couldn't have been based on his fights against Marcello or Cofer. He looked average against Cofer, and Marcello was fighting with his chin up the whole time while pretending to be a kick boxer. I think the kid even believed in his own hype. That's not a good thing when you're still extremely young in your career. Maybe you're right about some fans not being knowledgeable about prospects alone.
Either way, I'm glad that's over with.
I can agree with that, RearNaked. I've seen that a lot.