Robbie Lawler vs. Vicente Luque is the Perfect Fight to Make Right Now

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Arkridge, May 24, 2019.

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Who Wins?

  1. Robbie Lawler

    69.9%
  2. Vicente Luque

    30.1%
  1. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah, I know Robbie only wants Woodley and Askren rematches, but this is the fight the makes the most sense to do next tbh. Luque has been absolutely lights out for a few years now and after as many finishes as this guy has had in a row, he deserves a fight like this next.

    Dude is a killer, Robbie is obviously a killer and with Robbie healthy and looking to get rebooked after Woodley fell out, I see no reason not to make this fight ASAP. Luque is coming off another quick knockout win and for an opportunity like this, I'm sure he'd be ready for a quick turnaround.

    This fight could easily headline, but I say since Ngannou/JDS got moved, throw this on UFC 239 to solidify the International Fight Week PPV main card.

    What do you guys think?
     
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    IndyCovaHart Gold Belt

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    It-is-what-it-is Green Belt

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    There fixed.
     
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    jsbx45 Brown Belt

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    Yeah could be super good. Hope Robbie isn't shot.
     
  5. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Do you not watch top 15 fighters or
     
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    Evangelion Silver Belt

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    Come on dude this makes no fucking sense. Lawler turned down multiple top fighters with big names for the Minnesota card but all of the sudden hes going to agree to fight Luque. Why exactly?
     
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  7. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I never said Robbie was going to accept the fight, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t happen. I even prefaced it by saying I’m fully aware Robbie is only after certain fights. This is purely for discussion my man.
     
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    YellowBanenoo Red Belt

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    in sherdog, moderators too make shit thread.
     
  9. Gambit MMA

    Gambit MMA Silver Belt

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    i think a fight with edwards or ponzi makes more sense for robbie.

    luque shouldnt get the robbie fight above those guys
     
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  10. Arkridge

    Arkridge Senior Moderator Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I like those matchups too. Especially the Ponzi fight. Sounds like the ufc has a vendetta against Ponzi for turning down the Till fight though. RDA originally wanted Ponzi but the ufc said no because they didn’t want to give him a top 5 guy after turning down Till.
     
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    Regius White Belt

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    I think Ponz , Elizeu and Edwards all deserve the Robbie fight more than Vicente but i have no problem with that fight being made since it would certainly be a great fight.
     
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    Wow I honestly have no fucking idea who wins if that fight happens. All I know is that it'll be glorious, maybe FOTY.
     
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    Fail thread. Robbie wins via, who the fuck is Vicente Luque?!
     
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    Gambit MMA Silver Belt

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    yeah i remember that. the guy has won 7 in a row, so its like they figured they gave him a shot to have a big rankings jump and get till but it was on short notice, though. seems kinda harsh.

    its ridiculous in general that the guys are winning 7 fights in a row these days and still arent even ranked. they need to figure out how to streamline things because its getting ridiculous. guys need to start being more active that are higher ranked or gradually lose their spots, and im sure theirs other things ufc can do. guys are being too damn nitpicky trying to hold their spot as well.
     
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  15. BooBoyMan

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    He's 9-2 in the UFC and currently on a 5 win streak, all of them being finishes. One of his wins is a FOTY contender.

    Watch his fights, seriously. Luque is a fucking legit opponent for Lawler.
     
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    FreddieRoachsVoice Purple Belt

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    I disagree. Robbie absolutely doesn't deserve a step down after the Askren fight and has proven to still be very much alive as a contender. Luque deserves a marginal step up... but someone like Neil Magny would be a completely acceptable challenge for him at this point.

    Also, I strongly disagree that this fight could headline a fight night even in the ridiculously watered down 2019 era. Luque is not even close to a marginal household name... yet
     
  17. BenRichards

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    I'm all for up and comers going against veterans but seriously who the fuck is that? I watch almost every card. C'mon Robbie deserves better. Rebook tyron or schedule ponzi, setting him up against someone who literally has zero name value is shit regardless of how good they might actually be
     
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    Coolkid666 Brown Belt

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    I agree. UFC keeps bullshittin Luque. He's on what like a 8 fight win streak now? Casual noob commenters above me don't know who anyone is.
     
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  19. pizzle

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    We at Sherdog love Luque and support him
     
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    Reported.
     
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  21. Blazmo

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    I can't believe people still don't know who Luque is. The man is as legit as they come and should be a favourite over this version of Lawler.
     

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