Lauzon vs Miller is example of how injuries can sometimes be blessing in disguise.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by marksmen, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. marksmen Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    2
    I think its safe to say that Maynard getting injured was a blessing in disguise. We got to see one of the best and bloodiest fights of the year in Millier vs Lauzon, and it coulda easily been a wrestle F*** by Maynard if he had fought. Most of the time when someone gets injured in a high profile fight, the replacements usually dont stack up, i.e. Mendes vs Yaotzin. Im so glad we got the Miller vs Lauzon fight now as im sure most of you are. Thoughts?
     
  2. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    16,662
    Likes Received:
    2,070
    Maynard wouldn't of wrestle fucked Lauzon. He would of blasted him in to outer space.

    I take it you don't watch many Maynard fights? He hasn't wrestle fucked anyone in years.
     
  3. ARONAbeetFEDOR Blackest Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    5,022
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Adesanya O'Malley
    Maynard likes to stand and trade now a days...
     
  4. marksmen Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2008
    Messages:
    3,445
    Likes Received:
    2
    OK maybe im wrong but maybe you are too. Can we just agree that Maynard getting injured was a blessing in disguise after that fight?
     
  5. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    16,662
    Likes Received:
    2,070
    yes it was a blessing. maynard absolutely crushed Miller and is on a completely different level than either guy. If maynard fought Lauzon he would of likely won a dominant UD. Him getting injured gave us a far more competitive fight.
     
  6. ARONAbeetFEDOR Blackest Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2011
    Messages:
    5,022
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Adesanya O'Malley
    I can't agree with that. Maynard put on 2 fight of the year performances in 2011. He also tried his best to save the Guida fight. He would of had a fun scrap with Joe imo.
     
  7. Anialater What will you take for the shirt?

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2009
    Messages:
    2,735
    Likes Received:
    1,729
    Location:
    A black forest
    I love Joe. that being said I don't think he knows how to throw a counter hook or anything counterwise
     
  8. rya Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    1,445
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    The Wasteland
    I thought you were gonna say the cut kept the fight from seeming boring. Which it kinda did.
     
  9. Reign009 Not sure if serious.

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    16,400
    Likes Received:
    40,695
    Nice to see that the "Just Bleed" Guy still watches MMA and even posts on Sherdog.

    Make no mistake about it. The main reason of why it was such a good fight is because of Lauzon's heart.
     
  10. Felsh 57-0 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    508
    Location:
    MI
    True. But I would've LOVED to see Joe upset Maynard.
     
  11. Evangelion Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2012
    Messages:
    16,662
    Likes Received:
    2,070
    so he got destroyed by a poor man's Maynard yet you think he could of upset Gray? Gray would of pulverized Lauzon.
     
  12. irish_thug Non-Mod Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2007
    Messages:
    44,140
    Likes Received:
    18,210
    Location:
    In a drunken stupor
    That is what I was hoping for. My whole problem with this fight is I like both guys. Wouldn't have had that problem with Maynard.
     
  13. CubicleGangster Extendos Belt Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    18,304
    Likes Received:
    10,854
    Location:
    Your Mum's Fish Tank
    Gray is a bad match up for Joe and would hurt him but I think Joe is capable of pulling off a sub in that fight. Wouldn't bet on it happening though.
     
  14. Felsh 57-0 Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    8,448
    Likes Received:
    508
    Location:
    MI
    Miller a "poor man's Maynard".

    I feel dumb for even acknowledging you, but I just want to point out that these two fighters have much different skill-sets.
     
  15. TheBandit23 White Belt

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2012
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just because Maynard didn't use a lot of wrestling fighting Edgar (who is an excellent wrestler himself and difficult to take down) and Guida (fairly one dimensional wrestler, with mediocre stand up, why wouldn't he stand there?) doesn't mean he wouldn't have taken Lauzon down.. Did you enjoy Maynard's last fight which got him his title shot against Florian?
     
  16. OodlesofNoodle Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    1,265
    Likes Received:
    72
    Location:
    Bristol TN
    Poor man's Maynard? The similarities between the two end with their top control. Jim has a more diverse array of strikes and is a far more talented submission artist. That's not to say that Jim would beat Gray, just that they are entirely different fighters.
     
  17. Threetrees Sigma Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    48,822
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    Maynard would have raped Lauzon, but Lauzon's scrappyness probably would have kept him in it (or he would have gotten finished) so we likely would have seen a similar fight perhaps minus hte blood.
     
  18. kimocomplex Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    15,361
    Likes Received:
    4,483
    Location:
    Dallas, TX
    i think it was more of quality fighter stepping up, not injury leading to a better fight
     
  19. Da Speeit MES QUE UN CLUB Platinum Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    95,715
    Likes Received:
    17,885
    Location:
    SPOTIFY CAMP NOU
    Im grateful to both Miller and Lauzon for what i think was FOTY, but Maynard would have put Joe to sleep within a couple of rounds.
     
  20. Threetrees Sigma Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Messages:
    48,822
    Likes Received:
    1,789
    There's nothing to fear from Florian's guard, at least from Maynard's point of view
    He would have just beat up Lauzon on the feet
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.