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Robbie Lawler vs Mike Perry added to UFC 255

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It's sink or swim time for Robbie Lawler as he is matched up with blood & guts fighter Mike Perry! Both are in desperate need of a ko win and either could be escorted out of the UFC with another devastating loss. If this fight doesn't get you excited then check your pulse because baby, you're not alive!

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Post #1   9/25/20 11:50:55AM   

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Lawler isn't a has been, he's a never was. The last time he was even relevant was 2009 when he lost to Shields, and the best win on his entire record was Matt Brown in 2014, who's also a "never was" with only 2 good wins on his record (Means and Thompson).

They were fun fights, but he clearly lost the decisions to Rory, and both to Hendricks, as well would have lost the 2nd fight to Rory if not for the late stoppage. He clearly lost all 5 rounds to Condit, which I consider the worst title judging in UFC history, even more of a title robbery than Reyes losing to Jones recently. And though it was close, he probably lost the fight to Cerrone.

Obviously Lawler has a better chance in this fight than all his most recent, save Cerrone, but I don't see any questions about the pick, other than when Perry will get the KO, or if Lawler can survive the rounds?

Post #2   9/25/20 12:46:57PM   

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Haha...not a fan of Robbie Lawler huh?

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I enjoy most of Robbie's fights, he's just been overrated for almost his entire career. I put him in the same category as Penn, where both guys had all the skills and physical gifts, but never really put in the work to be the best. Really I just don't like him sitting at #14 in the WW rankings, as there are only 3 fighters in the top 40 I'd even given him reasonable betting odds against.

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Well, your opinion of him is very unique...he is largely viewed as one of the most exciting and bloodthirsty fighters MMA has ever produced in any organization with at least 2 fights regularly listed in the top 10 best in UFC's history. He has won several belts in numerous organizations across multiple continents. His late resurgent run in the UFC is legendary with outstanding wins against very highly ranked opponents, and he will easily be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame upon retiring.

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Being bloodthirsty or having highly rated fights doesn't translate to being deserving of a belt or high ranking, it means you're a fan favorite and worth watching. All his belts outside the UFC came against nobodies, and he limped backwards to the UFC title fight with easy wins against Brown and Ellenberger, then got the judges gift against Hendrick. The only outstanding win against a highly ranked opponent in his late UFC resurgent run was the TKO on Rory, the rest were favorable matchups and poor judging. As a fan fave he'll make his way to the hall of fame for sure, but the guy doesn't have the resume to even sniff an all time top 20 UFC WW list.

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Lawler is easily a top 5 WW...you're delusional.

Post #7   9/27/20 8:31:28PM   

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You guys both have outstanding points made about Lawler. While I agree with jae saying he's a cross-promotional champ, one of the biggest fan favorites and he typically brings a violent style to the cage I also agree with jb too. I was really happy for him when he got the Ws against Condit and especially Hendricks. He literally won those both because of his fan friendly style of fighting. I had Condit winning 3 Rounds minimally but I didn't have him winning all 5. His last showing was frustrating against Magny. I couldn't believe he went for a TD within the 1st minute or so. Like the only chance of winning there was to absolutely avoid the grappling exchanges. Even though Perry is more likely to win at this stage in their careers, this fight is more Lawler's speed. I'd like some of these guys that were once ranked really high to get some more favorable matches. Just like Barboza this weekend. Prior to Amirikani Boza was fighting nothing but killers. Guys like Lawler, Aldo, Cerrone, Matt Brown, Barboza, there's others as well, they need a couple momentum builders.

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I think this will be an equally matched banger, with both guys swinging for the fence and testing each others chin. The strongest chin prevailing. Must see TV.

Post #9   10/14/20 4:48:32PM