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Old 03-20-2012, 08:14 PM   #61 (permalink)
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People shouldn't be so convinced that Faber's team is afraid of Lawrence. Yeah, they're afraid of a guy with a 3-0 record with two fights going the distance. (Not including his TUF fight) All because he looked great for one round after he blitzed his opponent. We've seen guys look phenomenal before and turn out to be a bust down the line. These are guys who have been training hard themselves and are professionals, to say they backed down out of fear is kind of disrespectful. Does anybody really want an early fight after just fighting shortly before that? Some might, but it's understandable to want to take it easy and absorb some training before stepping up to the plate. Marcello didn't step up when asked, but did he look at all afraid when Cruz called out his name? Not at all, he looked extremely confident once he got into a fighting stance with Lawrence. I'd find it hard to imagine that he would be afraid of a guy with very little experience when he has 15 fights under his belt with a lot of accomplishments outside of MMA.

I'm not saying Lawrence is or isn't the real deal, but people are looking into that part of the show where nobody stepped up to fight him a little too much in my opinion.

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I don't really see what was so impressive about Lawrence. He blitzed a dude in a hurry. It's been done before.

Marcelo himself put away an Eddie Bravo black belt with almost zero resistance in about 3 and a half minutes.
Marcello had an impressive win against the Eddie Bravo black belt, I agree. The fact that he completely shut down and dominated a guy who Bravo considers one of his top prospects shows how legit he is on the ground. I expected him to have the better ground game, but I thought it would have at least been competitive.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:00 PM   #62 (permalink)
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People shouldn't be so convinced that Faber's team is afraid of Lawrence. Yeah, they're afraid of a guy with a 3-0 record with two fights going the distance. (Not including his TUF fight) All because he looked great for one round after he blitzed his opponent. We've seen guys look phenomenal before and turn out to be a bust down the line. These are guys who have been training hard themselves and are professionals, to say they backed down out of fear is kind of disrespectful. Does anybody really want an early fight after just fighting shortly before that? Some might, but it's understandable to want to take it easy and absorb some training before stepping up to the plate. Marcello didn't step up when asked, but did he look at all afraid when Cruz called out his name? Not at all, he looked extremely confident once he got into a fighting stance with Lawrence. I'd find it hard to imagine that he would be afraid of a guy with very little experience when he has 15 fights under his belt with a lot of accomplishments outside of MMA.

I'm not saying Lawrence is or isn't the real deal, but people are looking into that part of the show where nobody stepped up to fight him a little too much in my opinion.



Marcello had an impressive win against the Eddie Bravo black belt, you're correct. The fact that he completely shut down and dominated a guy who Bravo considers one of his top prospects shows how legit he is on the ground. I expected him to have the better ground game, but I thought it would have at least been competitive.
i totally understand your point and in no way was I saying that Marcello looked scared. I just think that when your team gets called out and no one, including your coach can step up with an answer, your team has kind of pussed out.

I also agree with you that it's smarter to sit it out and get some training first, but at the same time when the team is getting called out doesn't pride kick in?

I was just surprised that no one fighter said "**** it, I'll take him."

That being said, I think Marcello is going to beat Lawrence.
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I think it's awesome people can finally bet on TUF fights. If you don't want to bet the real stuff but you want the real odds here's the thread:

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Mr. Marcello who is fighting tonight on TUF Live is perhaps most well known for choking out Krazy Horse backstage at a Pride event

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It looks like Marcello is preparing to stand and exchange with Lawrence. Anyone else think this might not be a good idea? I guess it's good to remain unpredictable and perhaps throw Lawrence off a little, but if Marcello gets a good chance to take this fight to the ground, he probably should in my opinion.
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Unimpressive.

Marcelo put on a pitiful showing. Too paralyzed by fear to implement a simple gameplan.
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Wow, Marcello had a bad game plan. He kept throwing leg kicks like he was trying to be a kick boxer and Faber had to tell him a hundred times to keep his chin down. What a disappointing performance.

Lawrence looked alright, he wasn't as aggressive but that's probably because he knew he'd be at risk for a take down. Nice finish for him.
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