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    Awesome fight. I really liked the diversity in the combos that Hendricks was throwing and Robbie looked quite awesome tonight. This is the fight Robbie showed that he deserved to be in there as he nearly took the belt.

    One of the other things I took away from this fight is that when GSP fought Hendricks, GSP won the contest (in terms of rounds, at least on the judges scorecards) but lost the fight (if you were looking at it as a whole). In this fight, Hendricks won the contest but Robbie won the fight in my eyes.

    Johny, should Robbie ask everyone "look at both our faces and decide who won the fight"

    Nonetheless, I enjoyed every moment of this fight... well except the last minute but he had to do what he had to do; the stakes were too high.

    Quote Originally Posted by braddahmatt View Post
    One of the judges, Doug Crosby, scored the second round 10-8 and the fifth round 10-10. Hmmmm, interesting....
    That judge was an idiot. I don't know what he was watching. If you judge the 2nd round a 10-8 then the 3rd round should've been a 10-7. Mind you, none of them deserved anything more than a 10-9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon View Post
    Can anyone fill me in on why Dana left the press conference? I had to rock a piss, and totally missed it.
    I believe it was mentioned that he had to catch a flight back to Vegas by Anik.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    Awesome fight. I really liked the diversity in the combos that Hendricks was throwing and Robbie looked quite awesome tonight. This is the fight Robbie showed that he deserved to be in there as he nearly took the belt.

    One of the other things I took away from this fight is that when GSP fought Hendricks, GSP won the contest (in terms of rounds, at least on the judges scorecards) but lost the fight (if you were looking at it as a whole). In this fight, Hendricks won the contest but Robbie won the fight in my eyes.

    Johny, should Robbie ask everyone "look at both our faces and decide who won the fight"

    Nonetheless, I enjoyed every moment of this fight... well except the last minute but he had to do what he had to do; the stakes were too high.



    That judge was an idiot. I don't know what he was watching. If you judge the 2nd round a 10-8 then the 3rd round should've been a 10-7. Mind you, none of them deserved anything more than a 10-9.
    Is he an idiot? I'm really starting to think they're there for the fix

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    I'll try to find the fight on youtube today - when I watched it last night, nothing led me to believe Hendricks did anything to win that 1st round. He really had nothing for Lawler - every takedown was stuffed except for one in the middle of the fight when Robbie got right back up and then the one in the 5th. Lawler, on the other hand, landed clean shots in every round. Ah well, I don't see Hendricks defending very long...unless Rogan refs the fights.

    Seems like he got lucky on decisions against Koscheck, Condit, and now Lawler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scallas View Post
    I'll try to find the fight on youtube today - when I watched it last night, nothing led me to believe Hendricks did anything to win that 1st round. He really had nothing for Lawler - every takedown was stuffed except for one in the middle of the fight when Robbie got right back up and then the one in the 5th. Lawler, on the other hand, landed clean shots in every round. Ah well, I don't see Hendricks defending very long...unless Rogan refs the fights.

    Seems like he got lucky on decisions against Koscheck, Condit, and now Lawler.
    It wasn't pretty but like I said before, it looked like Hendricks got to work a lot earlier in the fight than Lawler did. It seemed like Robbie used the first round or two to kind of feel out Hendricks, and get his timing down. While Johnny just came out and started landing leg kicks.

    I'm not sure about the actual numbers yet but I'm sure the stats will be out soon.
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    Good card. This is how every ppv should be stacked and I have no problem paying for it (aside from the fact I think they should be cheaper given how frequent they are) but I will pay for them.

    If they try to pass off cards like 170 and 150 as ppvs I'll continue streaming them if I'm bored and bother to watch them at all.
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    Also, I didn't know how big of a fan of Robbie Lawler I was until the fight began. I was rooting for him like crazy. Still bummed out that he got so close and couldn't get it done. I definitely thought Hendricks won 3-2 but Robbie was so game and the rounds he took was much more definitive than any of Hendricks', well not according to Douglas Crosby.

    Edit: Also I just re-watched the fight. This fight was quite similar to the GSP and Hendricks fight in my opinion, at least in terms of scoring. The first round was extremely close and hard to score (like GSP/Hendricks round 1). The second round went to Hendricks (much like GSP/Hendricks round 3). The 3rd and 4th rounds were quite definitive rounds for Lawler (like GSP/Hendricks round 2 and 4). The 5th round of this fight was similar to GSP/Hendricks round 5. It went to Johny 48-47 but a case could be made for 48-47 Robbie depending on how you scored round 1, which was the same scenario as GSP/Hendricks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. MMA View Post
    Also, I didn't know how big of a fan of Robbie Lawler I was until the fight began. I was rooting for him like crazy. Still bummed out that he got so close and couldn't get it done. I definitely thought Hendricks won 3-2 but Robbie was so game and the rounds he took was much more definitive than any of Hendricks', well not according to Douglas Crosby.

    Edit: Also I just re-watched the fight. This fight was quite similar to the GSP and Hendricks fight in my opinion, at least in terms of scoring. The first round was extremely close and hard to score (like GSP/Hendricks round 1). The second round went to Hendricks (much like GSP/Hendricks round 3). The 3rd and 4th rounds were quite definitive rounds for Lawler (like GSP/Hendricks round 2 and 4). The 5th round of this fight was similar to GSP/Hendricks round 5. It went to Johny 48-47 but a case could be made for 48-47 Robbie depending on how you scored round 1, which was the same scenario as GSP/Hendricks.
    He showed that an old school MMA fighter can adapt to the modern game and compete at the highest level against the freak athletes that many feel have taken over the sport. I am a big fan of Hendricks but I too found myself rooting for Lawler for that reason.
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