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Robbie Lawler 13 33.33%
Rory MacDonald 26 66.67%
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post #21 of 209 (permalink) Old 11-12-2013, 11:32 AM
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Hmmm, I wonder why you feel this way? You aren't a Rory fan are you?

Rory is the better fighter. But Lawler can put anyone out. I could see Rory getting "cocky" and trying to display his kicks and striking....and getting rocked. Even in wrestling I think ROry is overrated. He has good wrestling, not great. He is a strong strong dude, but his technique is meh.

I expect Rory to win, as he has better cardio and a better all around game for sure. But I wouldn't like much of anyone's chances in a stand up battle with Robbie. Rory is the rightful big favorite. But Lawler is a live dog for sure.

If he were to KO Rory, what does everyone think about where he is? Is it straight title shot? Or a fight against Brown/Condit winner for it?
I've never hid I'm a Rory fan obviously....also I said pretty much exactly what you said about Lawler earlier. I'm not blindly supporting anyone. I just said I don't understand why so many are PICKING Lawler not just giving him a chance.

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Lawler is a shitty version of Ellenberger. Not to mention he folds when a guy puts him on his back and does damage. As I said I can see Robbie winning but I don't get how so many people are picking him other than just blind dislike of Rory.

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I can't remember those fights when he folded on his back. How many were there? against who? I don't see the resemblance to Ellenberger either. as for blind dislike...



I like Rory. He's good. That's why Robbie is the underdog.

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God I hope Lawler wins this... I don't like Rory, at all.


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God I hope Lawler wins this... I don't like Rory, at all.
Why do people dislike him? I don't really follow fighters outside the UFC, but from what i see from his interviews his not trash talking his opponents. It surely can't be his fighting, cause the guy is spectacular in the octagon almost every time he steps in.

Anyway as for the fight itself, i have it 55-45 in Rory's favor. And thats only cause Robbie looked like shit in the past and im still not sure what to make of his late resurgence. He might pool a Belfort though, and in that case.. this fight is going to be a bloody mess
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I've never hid I'm a Rory fan obviously....also I said pretty much exactly what you said about Lawler earlier. I'm not blindly supporting anyone. I just said I don't understand why so many are PICKING Lawler not just giving him a chance.

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I should be backing my fellow countryman and on paper, Rory is the much more rounded fighter.

However, I can't ignore the fact that Lawler has ridiculously scary power and has been making a resurgence (a la Belfort).

I say Mac slowly picks Robbie apart early but late 1st or early second round a blitz comes from Lawler to end in brutal fashion.

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he looks like a dweeb and he bugs me.


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I just love the way Robbie fights and where he comes from. He learned striking from Jens Pulver, wrestling from Matt Hughes and submissions from Pat Militich. His first fight in the UFC against Riley was considered by some to be the most exciting well rounded back and forth ufc fight before Bonnar/Griffin came along.

I remember one of his very first interviews in the Octagon he said something like “ You wrestlers think you can take me down? Fine let's see you keep me down because when I get up..."

Anyway...I love the guy. Rory is a stud and deserves to be the favorite but don't think for a second Robbie cares about that. He said this yesterday:
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“I was just excited to be back fighting and whoever they put in front o f me, I’m going to be ready. I don’t worry about who I’m fighting and what they’re ranked – I know everyone in the UFC is really tough, so I just have to be ready.”
I think he was an underdog against Melvin too. People agreed that he was too slow and tailor made for Melvin to KO.




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I'd like to see Lawler take this but Rory will likely pick him apart and play it safe. I also get the feeling this is going to be the stinker fight of the night when it has the makings for much more.
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...I picked Rory because he is a much more well-rounded fighter. Robbie is vulnerable to submissions and MacDonald has a way better groundgame than Robbie. Rory will fight smart NOT going toe to toe and trade shots with Lawler. I think Rory will mix it up much better and his cardio will outlast Lawler's. I'm thinking along the same lines as GSP/Hendricks-- MacDonald has better chance at submitting Lawler than Robbie has knocking Rory out...
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