All I see on Sherdog post event is BS like Thompson should be ranked above Lawler, Thompson walks through Lawler etc. etc. etc. People screaming about Thompson title shot etc. I was super impressed with Wonderboy, gave him about a 1 in 5 chance of winning that fight - I was really wrong. Hendricks had no excuses, great shape, a lot of rest time etc. What I have an issue with as a realist firstly and a Lawler die-hard secondly is, why is it clear cut? Why have I not seen one article about Lawler having a chance? Where did this Wonderboy nut-hugging come from? Same place as O.J.'s glove and the golden ticket to the Choco Factory at this stage I guess. Ludicrous! Hendricks is a very good fighter, but he's an overrated striker. People need to realise that against the top guys, his wrestling is what takes him to the promised land. Even the counter-wrestling against GSP is what made him so affective. So, I say that to say this. Why is everyone acting like Stephen Thompson smashes other strikers? A Holly Holm'esque Kick Boxing record, where none of us have even watched the fights? Come on... Are we claiming that Hendricks (Wrestler), Ellenberger (Wrestler), Patrick Cote (low level boxer) and Robert Whittaker (low level boxer) means that he would walk through Lawler? Let me ask you this. Who even says he beats Condit, Woodley or MacDonald? Their records and resume dwarf his "currently". So now... what on earth makes you think with zero takedown threat coming the other way that Lawler doesn't eat a few straight and just cracks Wonderboy with a hook or 2? Why wouldn't/couldn't it be a similar fight to Condit? A close, well contested fight. Why has Lawler not got a chance? Have we even seen Wonderboy's chin? Wonderboy might smoke Lawler, hey maybe so... but what evidence have we got at this stage? Hendricks who is nowhere near as good of a striker as Lawler, he is not as accurate, not as technical. He hasn't got the chin, heart or durability of Lawler. Don't be naïve and forget that Hendricks arguably lost to PIERCE and KOSCHECK! People get a little excited about washed journeymen wins like Fitch and Kampmann. Both were nice KO's, beautiful actually. But I reckon Lawler smokes them both too... and where are they now eh? Fitch is dog**** and Kampmann was beat into early retirement. It's not clear cut... stop acting like it is. Opinions?