Is Lawler still a top fighter?

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  1. fortheo

    fortheo Steel Belt

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    He hangs around the top in the rankings, but personally the last fight I thought he won was Rory in 2015. I thought he had a draw with cowboy at best, and I thought condit beat him.

    Do you think he's still a top guy? I think he'll continue to lose against any ranked guys he fights.
     
  2. KeiranMc

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    Float around 5-10 imo
     
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    Still dangerous as hell, could knock out anyone on any given night
     
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    Yes, I think he looked far better in terms of physical condition against Askren than he has since before Condit.

    I don't think it lasts much longer though which has me frustrated he's not fighting someone like Ponz or Edwards then looking for a Woodley rematch since he's not healthy right now and Askren is fighting Masvidal.
     
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  5. Howard Moon

    Howard Moon Listening to raps & shooting all the jobs

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    Lawler reminds me of Cerrone in that I've never been able to get over their Death By Diaz.
    When I think Cerrone, I think of his meek acceptance of Nate's domination and with Robbie, all I see is his psycho rage face followed by his sleeping face. It's probably not fair to either fighter, but that's how my brain works.
     
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    Any ranked guy?

    I think he'd put a beating on Magny personally. He's a pretty bad matchup for Pettis too. I'd give him a decent chance against Till as well

    He's certainly declined but I think there are guys he can beat still
     
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    Doubtful. But in 2011 no one would have predicted his success of 2014-2016. It's all house money at this point.
     
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    I actually called when watching UFC 1 live. Cageside. I mean when I was an alternate.
     
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    depends what your definition of " top fighter " is.


    is he still a top 10 fighter? yes.
    do i think he'll ever crack the top 3 or get the belt back again? nah.
     
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    He's top 5 in the world, across any weight class, any organization. In my opinion.

    Yes, he is still a top fighter.
     
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    Calipwnia Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    Yes. You can only count the fighters that still fight as the top fighters so who else can you consider?

    Robbie is a top fighter.
     
  14. fortheo

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    Sorry, for me, ranked is still top 10 guys. I haven't updated with the UFC lol. He probably knocks magny's head off, but I think he loses to guys like Edwards, elizeu, Ponzi, Luques......etc etc
     
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  15. fortheo

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    I don't see him beating anyone in the top ten right now to be honest. I guess we'll see, though. I hope he accepts the fight with Edwards or Ponzi.
     
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    I think he takes Tyron in the rematch.
     
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    I mean he just nearly killed Ben Askren so I would say so
     
  18. Drugstore Cowboy

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    He's in top 10 and there's hundreds of welterweights in entire world, I guess he is.
     
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    He looked pretty competitive vs Askren, And very few guys do that.
     
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    Can still win any fight but… it would be understandable if he doesn’t have another Rory MacDonald fight in him any more
     

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