Originally Posted by K R Y
I agree if I had to guess its because he's not getting the time directly from coaches the way georges is. I don't know if changing camps is the correct decision but it was pretty obvious when Rory let it go ans went after Robbie he looked to be the better fighter. The second round was what Rory should have been doing the whole night. Changing levels and actually throwing power the straights to the body were hurting Lawler. As well as the kicks.
The rest of the fight I spent going wtf are you doing? Dominate the second round then come out and try to jab and jog against a guy with that kind of power was beyond dumb. He looked nervous standing in the third and I was pretty much waiting for him to get tko'd. He stood with Lawler in the second but he was more fluid and not stiff and trying to wait to time a jab. He should have gone after Lawler as I've said.
Having said that Lawler performed really well and since he dropped to ww full time and moved to ATT he looks like a different fighter. Its one thing to be critical of Rory but Lawler of a few years ago wouldn't have fought through in the third and landed. Rory can fight awful but it still takes the other guy to fight well and win a fight.
I think it was evident thag Rory is feeling the pressure of being the next gsp. You could see it in the corners. Lawler was laughing and smiling and Rory looked tense and just uncomfortable even after the second round. I think Rory is putting too much internal pressure on himself to be the next great ww.
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