seeing as Hendricks has never been finished or really hurt while Lawler has been finised many times pretty much points to the fact that 1/1000 is about right. To hit someone hard enough to KO them you have to hit them at the perfect distance which has a room for error of an inch or two. Lawler is an old school fighter and the odds of Hendricks standing there with his hands down in range of Lawler's hardest punch is pretty minimal especially considering Lawler isn't that fast. How many times have you seen Hendricks get wobbled by a punch or a kick where he backs up? I can't remember any.
This is just opinions obviously, maybe Lawler has a better shot than I'm giving him but the odds are close to Silva vs. Bonnar imo. Hendricks is the next class of fighter, just like it's been happening for 2 decades, new styles develop that completely dominate old ones and no matter how strong or hard you hit it won't matter if you are an entire generation behind. Just like when Rampage fought Jones, you could see the will was there but the skillset was the problem. Even if Lawler hits Hendricks with his best shot Hendricks is probably chin tucked hands up and he counters pretty quick, it's gonna have to be one of those behind the ear punches that screws up the equilibrium followed by a barrage of gnp to finish Hendricks.
You keep rambling on about how Lawler has been finished many times like he's been KO'd many times. He's been KO'd once in his entire career, by a man that many call a pillow fisted punk in Nick Diaz. Yea, Nick Diaz is the only guy that has been capable of KO'ing Robbie Lawler.
Lawler might not have the best submission defense, but his chin is tested and solid.
Any ways, why is every body suddenly a fan of Robbie Lawler? I don't remember him having too many fans excited about a jump to the UFC when he was getting decisioned by Lorenz Larkin in Strikeforce. Suddenly everyone's a Lawler fan, out of no where. Interesting.
Interesting fight, should be a fun brawl, but I wanted to see Nick come back, taunt Lawler all over the octagon and KO him again. That would have been way better. Then I'd like to see him do the same to Hendricks.