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How quickly can Lorenz Larkin get to a title shot vs Lawler

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  1. zxyss25 Brown Belt

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    Hes looked great at WW, hes an exciting finisher. UFC should be building him up at WW

    I think he has potential top 5 talent at this weight class, would love to see him fight Stephen Thomson or Tarec Saff next, then maybe the winner of Gast vs Matt Brown, then a #1 contender slot if he wins though 2

    He was Lawlers last definitive loss outside of Hendricks, would love to see a rematch between the 2 at WW

    Hopefully this rematch can happen before Lombard comes back and destroys the whole division in route to his title
     
  2. rpn453 Brown Belt

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    Yeah, three progressively bigger wins should be enough.

    I do like the idea of champions avenging previous losses.
     
  3. ConradMcgilcuty Purple Belt

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    Yep, Lombard coming for that title. Larkin vs stun gun. Then vs a top 10 opponent.
     
  4. scorpipede there's too many of us

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    not a la Chuck/Horn though. That was a bit of a stretch for me.
     
  5. DetachedOrchid MAYANS M.C.

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    they screwed up giving condit the shot. that was hendrick's shot. imagine larkin vs condit.
     
  6. scorpipede there's too many of us

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    Condit's gonna beat Lawler.
     
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    1 Johny Hendricks
    2 Rory MacDonald
    3 Tyron Woodley
    4 Carlos Condit
    5 Matt Brown
    6 Demian Maia
    7 Dong Hyun Kim
    8 Tarec Saffiedine
    9 Stephen Thompson
    10 Rick Story

    The top 5 is brutal and I just don't see him breaking into it. 6-10 I can see him potentially winning those fights. I think Neil Magney would be a good fight to see where he is at.
     
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    Sure he has a chance a fight is a fight but I don't see him beating Thompson, MacDonald (depending how he handles the damage he took of course) or Gastelum. Let him fight Means or Masvidal next, should be fun.
     
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    Larkin vs Brandon Tatch would be nice
     
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    That ending was totally unexpected :icon_lol:
     
  11. moonwolf Roadhouse All-U-Can-Eat Beef Rib Eating Champion

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    dumb idea. would rather see lawler fight someone one -condit- and hendricks fight someone new -woodley- luckily, thats what happened.
     
  12. iloveufc123 UFC <3

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    I don't think Lombard will ever fight for that belt.
     
  13. ill0giKaL Brown Belt

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    I love Larkin, but he's not ready for that yet. He's still got plenty of time, idk if I see him breaking the top 5. WW is one of, if not the most competetive weight class right now. If he keeps training, and progressing (maybe work his ground game and TDD) and maybe... just maybe he could do it. Anyways, I'm a fan and know he always brings it and makes it an exciting fight.
     
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    I agree with you 100% I'm very happy with the matchmaking. I really hope Condit brings it, this has FOTY written all over it if they both are on point.
     
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    If he wins his next fight he will be the GOAT.
     
  16. markys00 Silver Belt

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    yea hes awesome at ww.

    i remember seeing him make his first cut to 185 and thought to myself.. finally this guy will have a chance now.. shit, now that hes at ww he is certainly in top 10 area.. what a great move.

    even if he wont become champ, he STILL HAS A W OVER THE CURRENT WW CHAMP and will be putting on some awesome exciting fights.
     
  17. markys00 Silver Belt

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    funny to me.. hes not ready.. yet he has win over the current champ... but yea, not ready lmao

    not a fluke win either.. lawler would have to adjust his gameplan to beat lorenz
     
  18. Doomsday666 Green Belt

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    I'd say he's about 2-3 wins away, depending who he fights. I think he'd need a top 10 finish and a top 5 win, probably have a fighter that's in the top 15 for an opponent before that though. There's just a slight pecking order right now and he's going to have to make some noise to get those fights, I think he will do well.
     
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    Lombard is still a monster in the division. There is nobody he can't beat [Except NSAC].
     
  20. fortheo Titanium Belt

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    dhk is top ten....

    Larkins vs. Masvidal makes sense.
     

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