Is Robbie Lawler the best overall/striker in the history of the UFC's Welterweight?

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  1. Broad Blade Black Belt

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    Robbie Lawler's performance in UFC 173 was overshadowed by TJ Dillishaw, and his fight with Ellenberger is not talked here enough, but he too outclassed and dominated his opponent that night. Even much better than what Macdonald did, and he was considered to be the next gen. of elite strikers.


    His performance on Jake Ellenberger was masterful after watching the fight 4 times now. His foot work and lateral movement is just amazing. He's so fluid and technical but some how, he's able to strike with power in his fists, knees, and kicks so effortlessly...


    Anyways, do you agree that the new and improved Robbie Lawler today, has the best overall striking in the UFC Welterweight Division's history? When you think about it now, it does make sense...



    If not, who do you think is the best striker of all time in the UFC's Welterweight Division?
     
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  4. Broad Blade Black Belt

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    Double LOLS.
     
  5. FoghornLeghorn Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    GSP was known as a boring fighter. He's a better striker than Robbie. There are many more much much better strikers than Robbie.
     
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    Lol the Lawler hype train is runnin' wild!
     
  7. Broad Blade Black Belt

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    Well there's no doubt in my book that Robbie is the best striker in the UFC's Welterweight Division today.
     
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    I don't see the humor in my post. Enlighten me.
     
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    That's really reaching
     
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  13. AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    hes a good striker, one of my fav fighters - but i dont see how that claim makes sense personally
     
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    Definitely one of them. In terms of overall mma striking, though, Georges St-Pierre is the finest in the history of the WW division.

    It is so amazing to me that GSP essentially built a "combat formula" out of almost nothing more than the jab, and shooting.

    About 90% of GSP's standing offense:
    Jab -> shot
    Feint shot -> jab
    Jab -> feint shot
    Feint jab -> shot
     
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    Wouldn't say he's even the best striker in the UFC's WW division right now but definitely up there. His striking mixed with his toughness and ability to take damage makes him the the #2 WW in my opinion. He's improved leaps and bounds from Strikeforce and should be fighting Big Rig in a rematch after beating Brown.
     
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    People saying GSP when ts said OVERALL. When I think of GSP striking I think of boxing. But Robbie throws it all. I don't know.
     
  17. Broad Blade Black Belt

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    If not Robbie, who do you consider the best striker in the W.W Division?? Oh, you guys don't have an answer... But when you do think about it, let me know.
     
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    Then enlighten me, who has better striking and movement that Robbie in the UFC's welterweight division today or ever?
     
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    The jab was critical to St-Pierre's later years, to be sure. But he has also attacked with kicks, knees and elbows on the ground throughout his whole career.
     
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    That doesn't make sense to me. He's not a striker and you think he's a better striker than Robbie Lawler, than I'd say you have no idea in what your talking about.
     

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