Originally Posted by jonnyg4508
So basically how you predict fights or analyze them (I use analyze loosely) is if fighter A hasn't beaten a guy as good as fighter B. Then of course fighter B will destroy them.
Sounds cool and all, but fights aren't fought with ranking nor on paper. Seems like you are way too in love with rankings.
No I use intelligence and common sense to make predictions.
MacDonald is one of the very best WW fighters. He is well rounded with good striking and wrestling. In his last fight that some people thought was boring he showed superior striking ability against a very dangerous opponent(more dangerous then Lawler imo) to not only pick him apart but also to keep him from becoming a threat.
Lawler is a brawler, nothing else. He has mediocre takedown defense and his striking isn't anything special.
MacDonald will pick Lawler apart with his jab and take him down and dominate him when he feels like it.
Only way Lawler wins is by getting lucky like he did against Koscheck(that knee didn't look like it should have hurt Koscheck but it really did for some reason).