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  • 11-20-2013, 01:54 PM
    Rise
    I think Rory's next fight will give us a better indication of where he really is at. It's not surprising that he was maybe a little gun shy in his last couple fights. Both fights were a pretty big step up in competition and on top of that both guys had legitimate KO power and had both been on runs of knocking people out.

    Have to remember he's still only 24 lots of time to grow as a fighter
  • 11-20-2013, 11:54 AM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by Masscore View Post
    I am sorry but I think Rory is fairly overrated for being "the next big thing at WW!" Really? Two of his best wins are over a LW and a soon to be FW, real impressive. His other great win is over Ellenberger in what was maybe the worse fight of 2013. He has been getting way too much credit for losing to Condit. It's time for every to step back, realize he is Top 10-5 WW and not the future of the division at this point. He is just a solid fighter who might eventually earn a title shot. Not the next coming of GSP or Hughes.
    The next big thing at welterweight is Gunnar Nelson.
  • 11-20-2013, 11:49 AM
    Masscore
    I am sorry but I think Rory is fairly overrated for being "the next big thing at WW!" Really? Two of his best wins are over a LW and a soon to be FW, real impressive. His other great win is over Ellenberger in what was maybe the worse fight of 2013. He has been getting way too much credit for losing to Condit. It's time for every to step back, realize he is Top 10-5 WW and not the future of the division at this point. He is just a solid fighter who might eventually earn a title shot. Not the next coming of GSP or Hughes.
  • 11-19-2013, 02:17 PM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by goodtimes View Post
    He's fighting better guys, that's about it.

    Lawler had a good fight but it was pretty sloppy. He forced MacDonald to get sloppy so it worked out, but I feel like if the fight went 5 rounds MacDonald would have taken it. Personally, I don't like MacDonald's style. Some guys who are ultra defensive I like, like Machida, but MacDonald's is just not that fun to watch unless he's dominating a guy.
    He was beating the shit out of condit before getting knocked out, condit is a top guy. He is definitley better competition than ellenberger and lawler in my opinion.

    Also on a different note that fight with diaz if I remember correctly was very boring and reminiscent of Rory's recent fights up until abouyt half way through the third round.
  • 11-19-2013, 02:14 PM
    IceCold48
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Rory waited for the opportunity to counter that never came in the first round.
    exactly
  • 11-19-2013, 01:35 PM
    SMGRIFFIN
    Quote Originally Posted by johnny Boom View Post
    "I fight in the UFC and my coaches and I were not expecting legs kicks, which threw me off". How fucking assinine
    LOL - I was thinking the same thing. Was he training with Nick Diaz for this fight or something?
  • 11-19-2013, 01:05 PM
    FFFRpickup
    as much as I hate it, I do agree with dana to a point. especially in his last two fights. He tries to shut down his opponents offence but has no real offence of his own. he looks really good against Bj and Nate. now that he fought the juggernaut and lawler who are high risk Ko artists he simply held them off with a jab not creating any real offence other than keeping them off balance.
  • 11-19-2013, 12:58 PM
    KevoOnTheRadio
  • 11-19-2013, 12:32 PM
    rivethead
    dana [and by proxy, rogaine] are always going to want guys who finish fights. If an opportunity comes up to present a finisher--even one who finishes by losing--over a more conservative fighter, they're going to take it.

    Note: doing so does not make them accurate.

    rh
  • 11-19-2013, 08:32 AM
    johnny Boom
    "I fight in the UFC and my coaches and I were not expecting legs kicks, which threw me off". How fucking assinine
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