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PostSubject: Let the games begin   Tue Mar 18, 2014 5:26 pm


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With the long awaited match up between Hendricks and Lawler to decide who would hold the vacant welterweight title now in the history books with Johny Hendricks narrowly edging a decision victory over Robbie Lawler, many are arguing over who should be next contender.

The welterweight division was recently shaken up majorly with the retirement of GSP and a very deep division was now open for many fighters to make a run for the belt. MacDonald, Lawler, Condit, Woodley, Lombard and Brown being the standouts who have made no qualms about their intention to get that belt.

With Condit out of the picture now for about a year with a partial tear of his MCL and tear of his ACL as a result of his battle this past Saturday in a TKO loss to Tyron Woodley. Now with Matt Brown returning into the mix the welterweight division has not been this exciting in years.

If the UFC play their cards right they have some great match ups this upcoming year. Here are some potential fights the UFC should put together that would garner the most interest.

Firstly Hendricks needs a challenger because you ain't champ until you successfully defend your belt. Tyron Woodley makes the most sense as the first contender, being that he just dismantled the #2 contender and sidelined him for up to a year, as well as putting on very impressive technical performances in his last 2 fights there also is factor that these 2 gentlemen were competitors in NCAA division 1 wrestling which as Tyron put it "they have some unfinished business" this also bodes well in gaining many new fans with the huge love of amateur wrestling in the United States, as well as many other countries.

The next match up the UFC should put together is Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler, this match plays perfect into the UFC's mantra of styles make fights, MacDonlald being the technical master and game-planner, and Lawler having that brawler style mixed with a granite chin and hands of steel would have have both sides of the border (US/Canada) very excited to see that fight co-main a championship event or headline a UFN card, maybe in Canada?

Which brings us to the next fight the UFC has to do. Hector Lombard against against the winner of the upcoming winner of the Matt Brown and Erick Silva fight. Even though Lombard stated that he is ready to face Hendricks there is still a lot for Hector to prove. As a newcomer to the potential contender table he struggled with the awkward Jake Shields and has had a couple of lackluster performances in the UFC which makes him questionable as a game contender. Both Brown and Silva would be excellent matches for him as both fighters are young hungry and love to push the pace and would test his chin, his stamina,  his ability to finish and not get finished himself.  Hopefully in the upcoming year these are some of the considerations for matches in the welterweight division of the UFC, it could be an amazing year.
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PostSubject: Re: Let the games begin   Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:17 pm

Rory already lost to Lawler.
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PostSubject: Re: Let the games begin   Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:32 pm

Good job David... we'll get this posted on FaceBook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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PostSubject: Re: Let the games begin   Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:39 pm

I would actually like to see Hendricks/Lawler 2 since it was a very close fight, and Lawler is clearly the #1 contender now with Condit losing to a ranked #11 Woodley. I too think styles make fights. So I would like to see Rory and Woodley square off. As well as Lombard and Diaz if they can convince him to come back.

Then the most exciting finish of the two fights should get a crack at the title. I would love to see Woodley get a shot, but I just think the timing is wrong.
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PostSubject: Re: Let the games begin   Tue Mar 18, 2014 7:44 pm

With Diaz retired and unranked it makes no sense in the world for him to be thrown in the mix, unretired and competing, then yes I waould have Diaz in there but I couldn't even consider him to be a part of my article. We will see in the upcoming weeks if that indeed does change.
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PostSubject: Re: Let the games begin   Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:54 pm

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With Diaz retired and unranked it makes no sense in the world for him to be thrown in the mix, unretired and competing, then yes I waould have Diaz in there but I couldn't even consider him to be a part of my article. We will see in the upcoming weeks if that indeed does change.

If he does decide to come back, he will get a top fighter. His last two losses were to Condit and GSP. He hinted at a return during UFC 171 interviews. Probably only for a title shot, but could possibly come back if he was guaranteed a shot with a win.









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