UFC 181Hendricks v Lawler 2

Discussion in 'Fight Discussions' started by Mushroom, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Weidman broke his hand! He is out of the fight.

    Which means we get the closely contested WW title rematch earlier than planned.!
  2. LemonSloth

    LemonSloth Laugh and grow fat!

    I would like this post but poor Weidman!
  3. belltoller

    belltoller OffTopic MonstreOrdinaire Supporter

    It's being suggested that Weidman may have fractured it during the Machida fight and it was misdiagnosed until it showed up during training.

    Seemingly more and more injuries now - symptomatic of increasingly intense training? Seems as if there's an 'arms race' with respect to how severe they can make the training camps.

    Wise? Necessary evil?

    Regardless, I was looking forward to Weidman/Belfort.

    Too bad.
  4. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    I don't get the rematch so soon. I was not rooting for Hendrick's but IMO he had that fight well in his control for most of it. It wasn't a beat down, but it didn't seem particularly close to me either.

    Weidman seems to get injured almost as much as Pettis.
  5. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    The first fight was really quite close for the first 4 rounds. If Lawler works on his leg kick defence then he's got a real shot.
  6. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Eh, I had no doubts who was winning throughout most of that fight - and it wasn't who I wanted to win. That to me, does not suggest a close fight.
  7. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Yes but I remember at the time you didn't seem to appreciate Lawler's standup defence which would have made you view the first two rounds excessively in Hendricks' favour. Lawler definitely won 3+4.
  8. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Stand up defense is nice, but isn't enough to win a fight. In a professional fight, you have to do more than that.

    That said, I hope Lawlor wins, because I don't like Henricks. I didn't like how he treated my favorite fighter, GSP.
  9. Ben Gash CLF

    Ben Gash CLF Valued Member

    Lawler absolutely tooled Hendricks on the feet in 3+4. The problem he had was he'd not been adequately defending leg shots, and when Hendricks shot in the 5th his mobility was gone. They'd probably got two rounds a piece up to that point.
  10. Smitfire

    Smitfire Cactus Schlong

    I seem to think Lawler passed the "who would I rather be after the fight?" test better than Hendricks.
  11. ShadowHawk

    ShadowHawk Valued Member

    I like Hendricks, and I actually DISlike Lawler for one reason or another (think he looks like someone I fought before).

    Anyways, that being said I was heavily rooting for Hendricks in the last bout, and when lawler started to push back the tide and even began to dominate the war i got worried / scared/ upset . You name it, i felt it . So yeah, this rematch needed to happen. Lawler is at the tail end of a long career (correct?) I do know in his interviews he talks extremely slow like he took way too many punches already, even Bas made fun of him imitating his sluggish voice.

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