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I don't think Lawler asked for time off

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  1. Smoking TRT Orange Belt

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    I think the more likely situation was that Dana et al realised that literally no one wanted to see Lawler/Hendricks III and with Rory/Lombard booked, there wasn't really anyone obvious to fight Lawler.

    Thoughts?
     
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    You sir are a Liiiiiaaaar, i liar i tell You
     
  3. TrumanBurbank Green Belt

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    He said it at the Press conf. after the Hendricks fight. He wanted to take a long break.

    Stop creating dumb threads OP
     
  4. TurboUppercut Yellow Belt

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    Hey man, stop calling peoples threads stupid bro. Dont need to go full jabroni brah, do you even lift bro?

    Nah but for real, think it gives them a reason to skip a replay of a lackluster fight. And bring back the hype
     
  5. BionicCommando Silver Belt

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    Lawler said recently he was aiming for a June return. I think they're just trying to give the guy a little chance to recover.
     
  6. theincognito Brown Belt

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    I think you are right because the fight was already announced so he clearly agreed to it
     
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    Lawler was asking for time off literally the night of the fight and every single time I saw him give an interview since then.

    make of that what you will, you may know something he doesn't
     
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    He said the night he won the belt he was goin to take time off. I remember clearly
     
  10. dmc Black Belt

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    He fought 4 times last year, he should be allowed to take a little break. He fought more last year than some Champions have fought in 2 years...

    And he also should be allowed to fight someone besides Hendricks as well...
     
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    Maybe their pulling Hendricks for another opponent for Lawler...a bigger fight. I mean think about it...UFC 186 in Bell center...pretty sure that's not meant for the McDonald/Lombard fight.

    Someone's coming back....
     
  12. rerun406 Brown Belt

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    could that someone be GSP?

    and hopefully Dana White did realize that Hendricks fighting Lawler a 3rd consecutive time is a bit ridiculous. Regardless of how close the 2nd fight was, Hendricks lost and someone else should get a crack at the title

    that aside, Matt Brown vs Hendricks should be a fun fight
     
  13. Tsar Brown Belt

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    he had a really, really intense schedule for an established, veteran fighter.

    but i have no doubt that the ufc is better off marketing brown vs. hendricks and waiting and seeing about what to do with lawler.

    i don't really want to see lawler vs. rory either, to be honest.

    diaz lawler? i'm cool with that. but i doubt nick beats silva to create that scenario.
     
  14. Tsar Brown Belt

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    haha! could be?
     
  15. markg171 Gold Belt

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    Lawler said he wants to be training full time starting February, with a fight around May. UFC 186, April 25th, Lawler's original fight date, fit everything fine.

    No one wanted a trilogy. That's all that changed and now the UFC is scrambling. Lawler's a company man and will scramble when asked to scramble, just as he'll scrap when asked to scrap.
     
  16. funksoulbrother I'm the guy that drinks the beer

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    I wonder what lawler is doing differently now than earlier in his career has he always had this ability? he could have been gsp instead of gsp
     
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    Daiz Lwler too
     
  18. You sniffed it out Ts.

    The fans have spoken
     

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