Chill with the Larkin train yo

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  1. iboufring**

    iboufring** Green Belt

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    Larkin is a sweetheart and i like everything about him, but he beat doomsday who will likely get cut now.

    Impressive handspeed but dont jinx the guy lol
     
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    Cptn1NSAN0 shows no mercy

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    He looked quick and crisp, but I'm not getting carried away with my expectations. We'll see how he does against another couple guys around the top 15-20.
     
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    JoshuaTalun Orange Belt

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    It was nice to see him show up, lots of great potential match ups at this weight for sure.
     
  4. trblesome1

    trblesome1 Silver Belt

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    If you can do that to someone in the UFC it is impressive, Howard is not a bum regardless of what people think he is not easy to finish in a round
     
  5. Appylion

    Appylion Brown Belt

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    he has potential
     
  6. BJPENNisagod

    BJPENNisagod Green Belt

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    Give him Burkman.
     
  7. Sega30

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    Me likey.
     
  8. Scamrock

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    It's not top 15-20, or even top 5-10 that will be the problem, IMO. I think for him, it's all about the individual matchups. For example, I would still pick him to beat Lawler if they fought again. But I could see a guy like Mike Pierce (if he ever comes back) giving him a lot of trouble. Hendricks could be a big problem for him.

    I'd like to see his TDD and cardio in later rounds before I get too excited. But he did look very good.
     
  9. emax

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    I think it depends on whether or not he can learn to deal with grapplers like Lawler did. If he can learn how to engage the WW div's grapplers in the standup division he stillhas a shot at being a threat.

    All we know is that he had to finish in decisive, dominant fashion to convince anyone what he had the ability to go anywhere in this division. He did just that. And that is good. Beyond that all we have is the fun of wild speculation on whether or not he's gonna get closer to the top or if he's just gonna be another flushout in his next two fights.
     
  10. MIKE BOWLING

    MIKE BOWLING Purple Belt

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    Seems like a likeable guy with some decent skill
     
  11. silvasurfer5253

    silvasurfer5253 Purple Belt

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    Larkin Bless
     
  12. Philippou4Life

    Philippou4Life Black Belt

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    Larkin has fought some decent competition at MW but I think his win tonight will get him some WW top 10-15 meat next for sure
     
  13. cooljay1622

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    match him up with pendred next please.
     
  14. Cptn1NSAN0

    Cptn1NSAN0 shows no mercy

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    I concur good sir. Although I'd like to think Lawler could beat him.
     
  15. The_Renaissance

    The_Renaissance On, ahem, fleek

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    Larkin was exceptional. Nobody owns Howard like that.
     
  16. JayPrimo

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    He looked real sharp against Doomsday, can't wait to see more at this weight
     
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    OvaryHugger Let's Palaver! Platinum Member

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    The big is a fucking tornado, well monsoon i guess ��
     
  18. Handawg

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    Absolutely.
     
  19. WalkenWouldOwn

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    If any performance deserves hype, it's that one. He looked unbelievable, better then he's ever looked by far even in Strikeforce when he was considered a good prospect. Was really surprised how great he looked in there, he got some people's attention at 170 for sure. Someone with that speed and movement is going to be a tough fight for anyone.
     

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