Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST

Dana White wants Rory MacDonald to face Robbie Lawler next

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

FastKnockout

TRICK 'R TREAT

FastKnockout Avatar
7
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,315
Career:1,856-1,025
Joined:Sep 2010
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,703
Just a few days following UFC on Fox 8, Dana already has plans for the two main card Welterweights.

Link

Post #1   7/31/13 10:27:53PM   

sparky

AV BET Record: 41-10

sparky Avatar
19
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,777
Career:2,843-1,563
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Team Fry Guy
Chips:
1,069


Great match up both guys are dangerous in their own way and are on a little winning streak. Whoever comes out the winner in this one is no doubt a top contender in the WW division.

Post #2   7/31/13 10:33:31PM   

TerrorofsesameST

MMA Regular

TerrorofsesameST Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:51
Career:875-578
Joined:Mar 2009
Chips:
17
Be a sick match up, but I still wanted Rory vs Erick Silva.

Post #3   7/31/13 10:44:44PM   

isk

In Full Mount

isk Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:577
Career:-
Joined:Dec 2007
Chips:
236
Man, this is clearly showing who's liked by Dana at the moment.

Rory Mac looked to be the new hotness after the destructions of Nate Diaz and BJ Penn. Great strength, impressive skill, and a patience not often seen in a young guy. That favorable impression has taken a considerable hit following the Ellenberger fight. Personally, I like it a little bit when a fighter defends a smart strategy - it shows they're not just company men, and that they've got their own ideas about things. That independent stubbornness can mark the kind of resolve a champion needs, even though it may not be popular all the time.

On the other hand, Robbie Lawler is definitely on Dana's good side at the moment. And why shouldn't he be? Destroyed a gifted athlete in Josh Koscheck, mauled a respected veteran in Jacob Voelker, and he did so by taking the opportunities given to him. Not quite the opposite approach of Rory, but certainly contrasting against measured caution.

Robbie's big at 170, too, though it's more of an athlete's strength, a striker's strength than a grappler's one. Those are 2 different kinds of power, and we haven't seen how Lawler can hang against a big WW wrestler in a long time - and for the record, I'm not counting Koscheck because he's on the leaner side of 170, nor am I counting Shields whose takedowns are more technical than powerful.

This is one of those sensible, question-answering fights that should happen.

Post #4   7/31/13 10:49:10PM   

Copenhagen

Good for Body and Soul

Copenhagen Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,138
Career:1,143-615
Joined:Apr 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
315
Rory can get the title shot without having to face anyone in the top 5 is how I read the thread title at first.
Definitely want to see this fight though.

Post #5   7/31/13 11:16:49PM   

traveller77

MMA Regular

traveller77 Avatar
8
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:246
Career:1,014-493
Joined:Dec 2010
Camp: Canadian Power Team
Chips:
83
Lawlor wont make Ellenberger's mistake, this could be an exciting short fight, and stops the GSP matchup talk for a while.

Post #6   8/1/13 12:00:43AM   

Playground_Samurai

I EAT POOP

Playground_Samurai Avatar
12
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,659
Career:2,359-1,249
Joined:Jan 2007
Camp: Hand Grenade Hillbillies
Chips:
795
I love Robbie but I think Rory would win this fight decisively.

_______________________________________
Twitter: @Brooks_B
@TheMMAddiction

Post #7   8/1/13 12:13:39AM   

DrivenDavies15

MMA Sensei

DrivenDavies15 Avatar
9
 
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,635
Career:1,519-865
Joined:Aug 2011
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
615
Would be a fun one. As far as the top contenders at 170 I like this fight for Lawler the best

Post #8   8/1/13 12:30:14AM   

prozacnation1978

Heavyweight Champ

prozacnation1978 Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:13,185
Career:2,530-1,341
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Dark Horse
Chips:
935
My guess for fox Dec card

If Lawler wins give him a title shot

Post #9   8/1/13 12:37:43AM   

tallica62

MMA Sensei

tallica62 Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,075
Career:2,022-1,244
Joined:Jun 2007
Camp: Playground Bullies
Chips:
154
Because Dana wants Lawler to knock his head off

However, due to MacDonalds well rounded game and ability to fight a "boring" but "smart" fight, I'll take him to win...but I would love to see a Lawler head knock off KO

Post #10   8/1/13 12:47:53AM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:8,048
Career:2,687-1,701
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,049
If Rory doesn't make up for his last fight then I will done with him. I don't think Robbie has a boring fight chromosome in his DNA.

Post #11   8/1/13 1:05:28AM   

ChrisSabal

Go Cubs Go!

ChrisSabal Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,269
Career:807-565
Joined:Jun 2010
Camp: TKO
Chips:
250
I like the fight and I like that Lawler is getting a top contender but I see Rory taking this one pretty easily.

Post #12   8/1/13 3:22:39AM   

Theoutlaw08

MMA Sensei

Theoutlaw08 Avatar
3


 
 
 


 
 
Posts:2,524
Career:771-549
Joined:Mar 2011
Chips:
425
Dana wants Lawler to Knock Rory's block off. And after Rory's last performance I kind of hope he does. I'll be pulling for Lawler in this one.

Post #13   8/1/13 10:21:03AM   

postman

Heavyweight Champ

postman Avatar
2

 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,353
Career:746-420
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,062

Posted by Playground_Samurai

I love Robbie but I think Rory would win this fight decisively.



I'm with you. Robbie looked nice on saturday but he beat Bobby Volker. No offense to him but he's not exactly a UFC caliber fighter. Rory on the other hand is a monster who is only getting better.

Post #14   8/1/13 12:25:50PM   

GDPofMPG

MMA Sensei

GDPofMPG Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,521
Career:1,300-892
Joined:Feb 2008
Camp: Playground Legends
Chips:
271
KNee jerk matchmaking. Don't like it. Would rather see Rory in a real title eliminator, don't think Lawler should be in a match like that just yet. I like Robbie against the winner of Nate vs Hector still and Rory against Condit vs Kampmann winner.

Post #15   8/1/13 12:53:33PM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2