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Dana White wants Rory MacDonald to face Robbie Lawler next

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Just a few days following UFC on Fox 8, Dana already has plans for the two main card Welterweights.

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Post #1   7/31/13 10:27:53PM   

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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   

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Be a sick match up, but I still wanted Rory vs Erick Silva.

Post #3   7/31/13 10:44:44PM   

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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   

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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   

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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   

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

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Post #7   8/1/13 12:13:39AM   

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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   

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My guess for fox Dec card

If Lawler wins give him a title shot

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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   

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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   

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I like the fight and I like that Lawler is getting a top contender but I see Rory taking this one pretty easily.

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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.

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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   

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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.

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