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Robbie Lawler will fight for title even if Johny Hendricks misses weight for UFC 171

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Even if Johny Hendricks (15-2 MMA, 10-2 UFC) fails to make weight for Saturday’s UFC 171 pay-per-view headliner, opponent Robbie Lawler (22-9 MMA, 7-3 UFC) will still fight for the title.

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Post #1   3/14/14 6:23:40PM   

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If Hendricks misses weight and wins the fight then GSP will be the first fighter to defend his title without fighting at all.

That's a new level of GOAT folks.

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Post #2   3/14/14 6:54:32PM   

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Lawler's got this one. I cant fathom how Hendricks came this close to missing weight and Lawler's gonna make him pay. WAR Robbie Freaking Lawler!!!!

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Just watched the weigh-ins. Hendricks looked nervous as soon as he came out the back and was literally shaking on the scale and stuttering a little bit while Joe interviewed him. Doesn't look good.

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Dana's blaming the hotel scale but he made weight in the end so the fight is still on I guess. I'm starting to believe Lawler is going to be a ufc champ.

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Posted by Budgellism

Dana's blaming the hotel scale but he made weight in the end so the fight is still on I guess. I'm starting to believe Lawler is going to be a ufc champ.


Did anyone else have an issue?

Post #6   3/14/14 9:30:05PM   

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Posted by Budgellism

Dana's blaming the hotel scale but he made weight in the end so the fight is still on I guess. I'm starting to believe Lawler is going to be a ufc champ.


Did anyone else have an issue?



THREE total fighters missed on the first try.

Lawler had an astonishingly easy/mediocre path to this title shot. Since his loss to Larkin, he KO'd Koscheck who has absolutely no chin anymore, KO'd Voelker who's a scrub, and barely outpointed Rory.

Hendricks has beaten a who's who of the best fighters in the division and in the last 4 years has only lost a very close (controversial) fight to GSP. Even on a bad day, I think Johny beats Lawler easily.

Post #7   3/14/14 9:44:31PM