About Robbie Lawler's striking

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    Is there anybody else in MMA who combines fluid and technically perfect striking with unbelievable power like Lawler does? Cub Swanson? Vitor?
     
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    Diaz vs Lawler 2 needs to happen
     
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    Cub? Vitor? Nick?


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    His style is something to behold, and he uses it well to find the holes in his opponent's defense. Watching him continue to improve over the years has been interesting.
     
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    I didn't mention Nick, someone else did. You disagree with Cub and Vitor having fluid striking + KO power? At least state reasons why.
     
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    Experience and versatility added with athethism and ambition and thats what you get with lawler


    He can lead with 1-2s, 2-3s or head/body kicks and then take a step back and use the check hook and even add in the occasional uppercut followed by another hook. Lawler is a better striker than vitor but couldnt beat him at this point
     
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    You said fluid and technically perfect striking. That's not Vitor or Cub and I'm aware that is was some other fool saying Nick who also does not fit those criteria.
     
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    The one thing that really amazes me is how he controls his pace. He can flip the switch from relaxed and slow to killer with the snap of a finger. I think it really throws his opponents off because it looks like he's gassed, when really he's just controlling pace, waiting to explode.
     
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    Fair enough. I disagree with what you said about Cub but I can see an argument for Vitor's striking not being fluid. Thanks for the explanation, though.
     
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    Big lawler fan here. First fight I ever seen was lawler vs tiki on the Tito shamrock undercard. Lawler was only 19 at the time and I thought he had scary hands back then. But I still think Diaz wins this fight if they were to fight again. Lawler was teeing off on Diaz back then.diaz has way better defense now. I remember Diaz dogging on lawler, saying he wasn't as good as he thought he was. Then lawler was pumped in the fight, but he got rocked a few times. And then robbie kinda would get reckless and pissed when he should have covered.
     

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