The Trenches Ep. 40 Poll: Was Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler the right fight to make?

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Was Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler the right fight to make?

  1. Yes, it makes sense

    34.7%
  2. No, Colby should be fighting for the title

    59.4%
  3. No, Lawler doesn't deserve this fight

    5.9%
  1. jei

    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Sherdog Main Page writers Ant Walker and Jason Burgos want to talk things over and answer your questions on a Live Video Chat series titled "The Trenches," airing THURSDAY at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT.

    We also want your thoughts on a poll posted in this thread, with this week's poll question asking the following:

    Was Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler the right fight to make?


    Chime in on the conversation by voting in our poll or posting any fight questions you have.

    Ant holds over 15 years of martial arts experience, training in multiple styles including Boxing, Muay Thai, Taekwondo, Kung Fu and Krav Maga, and also coached amateur MMA fighters. A former Sherdog Radio Network personality and current contributor to Sherdog.com, this self-described "gym rat" seeks to impart his knowledge and discuss all things MMA with his fellow community members.

    A journalist by trade, Jason has also co-hosted and produced multiple podcasts (including the "Fight Strength Podcast" with American Top Team trainer Phil Daru) over the years. He has contributed for several publications, and was a Senior Editor for MMASucka.com before landing at Sherdog. Along with his plethora of articles based on his exclusive interviews, Jason frequently covers live events for the site, chronicling the happenings with his growing photographic talents.

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    The Trenches Episodes:
    The Trenches, Episode 38: Cruising to a Co-Promoted Snake Whipping
    The Trenches, Episode 37: Just BeClause
    The Trenches, Episode 36: Vulgar Display of Chatri
    The Trenches, Episode 35: One for the Old Guys
    The Trenches, Episode 34: UFC 237 vs. Bellator 221
    The Trenches, Episode 33: ONE and Done
    The Trenches, Episode 32: UFC vs. Bellator vs. The Avengers
    The Trenches, Episode 31: Number One Contender Belts
    The Trenches, Episode 30: Fall From Grace
    The Trenches, Episode 29: ONE of a Kind Show
    The Trenches, Episode 28: Mexican Wrestling Cain
    The Trenches, Episode 27: 3 Piece and Soda
    The Trenches, Episode 26: Conor McGregor vs. The Phone
    The Trenches, Episode 25: BJ Penn's Legacy
    The Trenches, Episode 24: UFC 235
    The Trenches, Episode 23: The Retirement of GSP
    The Trenches, Episode 22: UFC vs. Bellator Doubleheader
    The Trenches, Episode 21: Adesanya vs. Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 20: The Licensing of Jon Jones
    The Trenches, Episode 19: The NSAC Hearings
    The Trenches, Episode 18: UFC Brooklyn
    The Trenches, Episode 17: Welterweights and Title Shots
    The Trenches, Episode 16: Looking Ahead in 2019
    The Trenches, Episode 15: The UFC 232 Debacle
    The Trenches, Episode 14: UFC returns to Milwaukee
    The Trenches, Episode 13: The GOAT Featherweight
    The Trenches, Episode 12: Greg Hardy and Rachael Ostovich
    The Trenches, Episode 11: Anderson Silva vs. The Next Anderson Silva
    The Trenches, Episode 10: Golden Boy MMA
    The Trenches, Episode 9: What's next for Conor?
    The Trenches, Episode 8: The death of the Flyweight division
    The Trenches, Episode 7: Cormier defends against Lewis
    The Trenches, Episode 6: The Trade
    The Trenches, Episode 5: Eddie Leaves the UFC
    The Trenches, Episode 4: UFC 229 Brawl
    The Trenches, Episode 3: Leading up to UFC 229
    The Trenches, Episode 2: The Rise of Gegard Mousasi
    The Trenches, Episode 1: UFC 229 Presser

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  2. Espresso

    Espresso ...with Yellow Crema

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    Will Yair ever fight for title?
    How serious is he about potentially becoming the best 145er?
     
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  3. jei

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    what should be done with BJ Penn at this point?
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Jeez, yeah I'm sure we'll talk about BJ Penn on the show at the very least.
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    I would like to ask Captain Credentials these 3 questions regarding last weeks show.

    * Are the rumors true that the stream died because Ant kicked his PC so hard that he broke the internet?

    * How long did your laughter continue after Ant's connection finally croaked on us?

    * Will this happen every time Jei is on vacation?
     
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    Can you make a differentiation between O malley and Jones cases?
    I know Omalley got caught on ostarine and Jones on turinabol.
    But i heard that Sean got caught also pulsing and got denied a license?
    What was the difference?
    The results?
    The substance ?
    The quantity?
     
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    GOAT Artem vs GOAT Mayweather in Bare Knuckle
     
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    Hawkeye Mihawk Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Can someone explain this to me. I don’t get it.
    Who’s ant? Where do we watch? Please explain.
     
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    Hawkeye Mihawk Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Okay i know who Ant is now but where do I watch it?
     
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    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    According to recent statistics, over 1/3 of all the USADA violations are due to contaminated supplements. This is an outrageously high figure and indicates a thoroughly malfunctioning industry. Is there/should the UFC do anything about it? I assume they can since the Independent Contractor label means shit anyways.

    Also how much of this do you think is *wink* *wink*, *nudge* *nudge, Jones-esque shenanigans.
     
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    No tool questions this time. Do you think bas rutten is in all time goat top ten? I think his career is very underrated and for his time he was one of the well rounded fighters in his day. Your thoughts?
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    The poll is up for this week's episode, which asks if Colby Covington vs. Robbie Lawler was the right fight to make.
     
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    Combination of the 2 nos
     
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    No it wasn’t. Colby deserves his shot.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Expecting this poll answer to win but it's a question worth asking. A lot of us were surprised when it was announced. I know I was.
     
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    Am I the only one that really just don't give a crap about Colby? He doesn't really annoy me, I don't cheer for or against him. I wouldn't miss him 1 bit if he was gone.
     
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    I appreciate him being alive and fighting for life. His fights provide me some of the high level cage and mat wrestling like clinch reversals, single to double development, bar chasing on the mat, mat rides, etc., which is basically why I tune in for every fight...
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    We briefly considered an option for indifference, but what's the point?
     
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