Robbie Lawler vs. Anthony Johnson?

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POLL: Who Wins ?
Robbie Lawler 14% (4)
Anthony Johnson 86% (24)
armbar66j7
10/21/11 12:48:34AM
Who would win?
and i dont wanna just hear johnson just because hes a beast right now and lawlers on a slump, b]think about it and break it down, this fight would make my face hurt aha and id be on my couch at home lol
FastKnockout
10/21/11 12:51:28AM
Just the thought of this match-up..
Twenty20Dollars
10/21/11 1:00:07AM
Rumble because he can wrasle and he'd take the fight at MW and not cut as much weight.
armbar66j7
10/21/11 1:25:42AM

Posted by FastKnockout

Just the thought of this match-up..



is that faint guy supposed to be mocking my dream fight, or is he agreeing that somebody is getting knocked the F*CK out? sorry, slight confusion
FastKnockout
10/21/11 1:27:34AM

Posted by armbar66j7


Posted by FastKnockout

Just the thought of this match-up..



is that faint guy supposed to be mocking my dream fight, or is he agreeing that somebody is getting knocked the F*CK out? sorry, slight confusion



It's a dream fight for me, too. haha. Lawler's my favorite middleweight, and Johnson is my second favorite welterweight. I wouldn't be able to stay still while this fight was going down.
Chael_Sonnen
10/21/11 1:29:10AM
I'm picking the HW Rumble
ghandikush
10/21/11 1:34:59AM
Lawler easily if Rumble is a dumbasss and stands. If Lawler beat Manhoef K-1 level striker standing he would beat Rumble....
armbar66j7
10/21/11 1:38:25AM

Posted by FastKnockout


Posted by armbar66j7


Posted by FastKnockout

Just the thought of this match-up..



is that faint guy supposed to be mocking my dream fight, or is he agreeing that somebody is getting knocked the F*CK out? sorry, slight confusion



It's a dream fight for me, too. haha. Lawler's my favorite middleweight, and Johnson is my second favorite welterweight. I wouldn't be able to stay still while this fight was going down.



yea man i was such a matt hughes/robbie lawler nuthugger , johnsons a tank tho too, ikm figgety right now and it hasnt even happened yet haha
Omega_8
10/21/11 1:51:59AM
Rumble via wrestling, Lawler is good and will always have a punchers chance. but i really feel like Rumble is much more well rounded then he is given credit for. i think he would be able to out strike anybody that would out grapple him, and out grapple anybody that could strike with him. St Pierre and Diaz may be exceptions but i think Rumble will be top 5 WW by the middle of next year if he doesnt move to welterweight...or light heavyweight...or heavyweight...

but the fan boy in me wants to say that Lawler could connect with a Manhoefesque knockout shot.
Budgellism
10/21/11 7:05:33AM

Posted by ghandikush

Lawler easily if Rumble is a dumbasss and stands. If Lawler beat Manhoef K-1 level striker standing he would beat Rumble....



Awful argument. He was getting his ass kicked in that first round and threw a wild overhand that connected flush. All that fight proved to me was that Lawler could take a beating and he has some serious power. Johnson has those same attributes. A fight standing would be interesting.
grappler0000
10/21/11 1:02:54PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by ghandikush

Lawler easily if Rumble is a dumbasss and stands. If Lawler beat Manhoef K-1 level striker standing he would beat Rumble....



Awful argument. He was getting his ass kicked in that first round and threw a wild overhand that connected flush. All that fight proved to me was that Lawler could take a beating and he has some serious power. Johnson has those same attributes. A fight standing would be interesting.



Exactly! Using that same logic, Randleman is a better striker than Cro Cop.
ghandikush
10/21/11 1:46:35PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by ghandikush

Lawler easily if Rumble is a dumbasss and stands. If Lawler beat Manhoef K-1 level striker standing he would beat Rumble....



Awful argument. He was getting his ass kicked in that first round and threw a wild overhand that connected flush. All that fight proved to me was that Lawler could take a beating and he has some serious power. Johnson has those same attributes. A fight standing would be interesting.



Exactly! Using that same logic, Randleman is a better striker than Cro Cop.



Not a better striker, smarter, Anthony Johnson doesnt always fight smart and Lawler beat Manhoef with his smarts. He must have known he was the inferior striker.

Johnson throws wildly a lot of times, open techniques. Open to get countered.
armbar66j7
10/21/11 2:09:43PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by ghandikush

Lawler easily if Rumble is a dumbasss and stands. If Lawler beat Manhoef K-1 level striker standing he would beat Rumble....



Awful argument. He was getting his ass kicked in that first round and threw a wild overhand that connected flush. All that fight proved to me was that Lawler could take a beating and he has some serious power. Johnson has those same attributes. A fight standing would be interesting.



Exactly! Using that same logic, Randleman is a better striker than Cro Cop.



Not a better striker, smarter, Anthony Johnson doesnt always fight smart and Lawler beat Manhoef with his smarts. He must have known he was the inferior striker.

i think it was more pride than anything, lawler knew he could of took it to the ground, b ut he wanted to prove that he can knockout anybody and he did that with manhoef
Johnson throws wildly a lot of times, open techniques. Open to get countered.

tcunningham
10/21/11 4:48:37PM
i had to go with johnson. i just dont think lawler is as well rounded. without a big punch landing, i think AJ would take the "W" all day
prophecy033
10/21/11 5:01:36PM

Posted by tcunningham

i had to go with johnson. i just dont think lawler is as well rounded. without a big punch landing, i think AJ would take the "W" all day

All this
ghandikush
10/21/11 5:59:50PM

Posted by prophecy033


Posted by tcunningham

i had to go with johnson. i just dont think lawler is as well rounded. without a big punch landing, i think AJ would take the "W" all day

All this



I thought he had an okay reach and punch rate.
postman
10/21/11 6:30:20PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by ghandikush

Lawler easily if Rumble is a dumbasss and stands. If Lawler beat Manhoef K-1 level striker standing he would beat Rumble....



Awful argument. He was getting his ass kicked in that first round and threw a wild overhand that connected flush. All that fight proved to me was that Lawler could take a beating and he has some serious power. Johnson has those same attributes. A fight standing would be interesting.



Exactly! Using that same logic, Randleman is a better striker than Cro Cop.


Not a better striker, smarter, Anthony Johnson doesnt always fight smart and Lawler beat Manhoef with his smarts. He must have known he was the inferior striker.

Have you ever heard Lawler speak? Smart is the last word I would use to describe him. Also standing and getting the inside of your leg destroyed is not smart. AJ would fight smart take him down and grind him out. I have no dobut about this at all.
Johnson throws wildly a lot of times, open techniques. Open to get countered.
ghandikush
10/21/11 7:26:43PM
Really because it looked like he was just fine when he knocked Manhoef out after waiting for his hands to drop. Sounding intelligent does not equate to fighting intelligently.

He and Matt Hughe always come up with great gameplans to make up for their shortcomings in skill. I mean he is not the same guy who fought Diaz in the UFC
Pookie
10/21/11 10:39:50PM
I'd pick Lawler. Johnson was wary of Koscheck's power, I think Lawler is more suited for the fight at 185.
sbulldavid
10/22/11 12:07:00AM

Posted by tcunningham

i had to go with johnson. i just dont think lawler is as well rounded. without a big punch landing, i think AJ would take the "W" all day



My absolute thoughts, I'm a huge Lawler fan but Rumble has length and more versatile striking, I think Robbie is the harder hitter but it's close enough standing that the difference is Rumble's wrestling.
grappler0000
10/22/11 6:08:28PM

Posted by ghandikush


Posted by grappler0000


Posted by Budgellism


Posted by ghandikush

Lawler easily if Rumble is a dumbasss and stands. If Lawler beat Manhoef K-1 level striker standing he would beat Rumble....



Awful argument. He was getting his ass kicked in that first round and threw a wild overhand that connected flush. All that fight proved to me was that Lawler could take a beating and he has some serious power. Johnson has those same attributes. A fight standing would be interesting.



Exactly! Using that same logic, Randleman is a better striker than Cro Cop.



Not a better striker, smarter, Anthony Johnson doesnt always fight smart and Lawler beat Manhoef with his smarts. He must have known he was the inferior striker.

Johnson throws wildly a lot of times, open techniques. Open to get countered.



Sometimes the better fighter (or striker) loses. Getting destroyed and then timing one punch right doesn't really prove much of anything. You're still using faulty logic.
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