I don't think we can just use his last fight or 2 to examine that statement. Robbie may get flack for fading at points and surging later, but he also gets his opponents each time out to fall into that same fight. I don't think he gets near the credit he deserves.
Wonderboy has no doubt looked great, but we've never seen the guy in a 5 round fight, and nearly every time he's gone the full 3 he has been significantly less impressive late.
It would no doubt be a great fight, just think it's a tad too early to go ahead and assume he would be able to get past guys like Robbie, Condit, Woodley, etc based on his last couple of outings.
Definitely not saying he would
get past those guys, but I'm saying stylistically, there's no reason't to think he couldn't
. Finishing someone as durable as Hendricks who has never been stopped just proves that no one is above getting KO'ed by him. My statement was also saying "if
Lawler fought the same way he did against Condit" he would have a hard time (but if we aren't using Robbie's latest fights - his championship fights - to examine that statement, what do we use?).
I'm not bashing Lawler's style as he is at the top of the heap for a reason, but saying he has "relentless" pressure was what I had an issue with. Again, he threw an average of 10 strikes per round against Condit through the first four. Being that inactive through the first 80% of the fight, circling the outside getting struck at, would be a death wish against Wonderboy who throws similar but MUCH more impactful strikes than Condit. Robbie has a knack for finding a way to win (even though I still highly disagree that he even beat Carlos), but it's not hard to see how stylistically this is a bad match up for him.