Originally Posted by Repenter
i didn't think he'd be able to take that fight, but his defensive wrestling was fantastic. the stoppage was a little early, but i lawler would have been able to keep the blows coming down.
so is koscheck fired now under dana logic?
I can only hope.
Not just because of the type of fighter or the way that Koscheck acts, but Koscheck most likely made $73,000 in his lose last night.
Koscheck hasn't been the same since the GSP fight. He has been rocked in each fight since then.
Going into this fight, I thought that this matchup looked like a gift fight for Kos...like his fight with Matt Hughes (who rocked and cut Kos with a jab) I saw Kos fighting a fighter who was outside the top 25, and in Lawler's case, a fighter who has had great trouble with wrestlers and grapplers in general.
It will be interesting to see who Lawler gets matched up against next and more interesting to see how the fight goes for him, because we didn't get to see anything new or improved out of him.
Not sure if I see the fight as more of a lose to Kos and his ever weakening chin, or a win for Lawler who does what Lawler always does, try and separate and throw. Lawler did show great improvement in the Adlan Amagov fight, but in his other recent performances, he hasn't shown me much change at all.
Either way....good fight...kinda early on the stoppage, but Lawler was in position and had his weight on Kos and was only going to keep reigning blows on Kos....not nice to say, but I wish that Herb would have let Kos get punched another 5 times.