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Monday, Jan 04, 2016

UFC 195: Daniel Cormier Believes Robbie Lawler “Should Have Turned it up a Little Bit More”

Robbie Lawler (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Robbie Lawler nearly lost the UFC’s welterweight title to Carlos Condit on Saturday night, and although he came out guns blazing in round five to secure a win, Daniel Cormier believes the champ should have stepped it up earlier.

Lawler and Condit slugged it out for 25 memorable minutes at UFC 195, and after the bout, many believed the latter had won the fight. During the post-fight show on FOX Sports 1, Cormier was asked to weigh-in on the fight, and the light-heavyweight champ said this (quote via FOX Sports press release):

“It seems like he’s so comfortable in there, he never strays from his game plan. He did enough to win. I thought he should have turned it up a little bit more. It was a close fight.”

Cormier’s broadcasting partner, Kenny Florian, offered this take on the main event:

“We thought Carlos Condit was leading the dance. Who was landing the more powerful punches? Lawler. But Condit was constantly confusing him with his variety.  They were talking about the volume of strikes, but you have to look at it round by round, not the statistics.”

After the card UFC President Dana White said they would take some time to determine what’s next for Lawler. Many fans are calling for an immediate rematch with Condit, but Tyron Woodley has also been promised a title shot.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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