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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. Threetrees The Seller

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    Why were you surprised?
     
  2. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    That they made Colby vs Robbie? Because Colby was the interim champ and had it stripped due to injury, Usman doesn't have a current challenger for his belt, Lawler is 1-3 over the past three years, and Lawler currently the #10 ranked welterweight to Colby at 2.
     
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    At some point, I think it seemed inevitable that they were going to at the very least entertain waiting to see the result of Masvidal/Askren.
    I'm mildly surprised that they made the fight before Mas/Askren, but not terribly so.
     
  4. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    I really miss the Winner vs Winner and Loser vs Loser matchmaking style of Joe Silva. Have Lawler fight Till instead, they've both lost two in a row. Why not make Colby vs Ponzi, I don't know if Ponz has a fight schedule and he hasn't fought since last year. At least he's been winning.
     
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    Yeah Joe Silva is missed. People criticized him, but his style of matchmaking felt like natural tournaments playing out at the top of divisions. I'll amend my earlier thought though, I'm surprised that it's Colby vs Lawler specifically - but not surprised that Colby is fighting again before the title shot
     
  6. Mmmmmmma1234 Red Belt

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    Colby can't sit out forever Usman injury means that it would be awhile. Robbie is the perfect contender given Dana's statement "we're going to treat the Askren fight like a NC and get Robbie a big fight" for once dana was honest there.
     
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    Makes sense Lawler was gonna fight Woodley most likely for number on contender anyway. With both Woodley and Fakenewsman out this will take that spot. Plus Colby has sat out long enough.

    It's a good match up. imo
     
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  9. Joshuaace Geezer Belt

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    Does this mean you are gonna 2nd my "Lawler doesn't deserve this fight" vote?
     
  10. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    I always think about voting but abstain until the conversation starts.
     
  11. JayPettryMMA Danger Zone Aficionado Staff Member Sherdog.com Staff

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    The show should begin shortly, and now that I'm around, hopefully it'll go smoothly.
     
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    Robbie - With BKFC 6 behind us, and Lobov vs. Malignaggi a) not a good fight and b) not a good decision, where does BKFC go from here?
     
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    Yojimbo - Has Paulie Malignaggi lost all credibility?
     
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    @ReadWrite - Should Jon Jones' only loss be expunged?

    Sorry for the question blitz, I was caught up in something.
     
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    @Oooxente - Can you make a differentiation between Sean O’Malley and Jon Jones’ cases, besides O’Malley on Ostarine and Jones on Turinabol? Sean got caught also pulsing and got denied a license, while Jones received one. What was the difference?
     
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    @europe1 - 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?
     
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    How far into the show is it right now?
     
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    A bit over halfway done.
     
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    Thanks


    I have a bad feeling BJ will try Bare knuckle which would be a bad idea. imo
     

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