Florian and Bisping Breakdown This Weekend’s Lawler vs. Brown Main Event
On last nights episode of UFC Tonight, Michael Bisping came in as a guest host to help Kenny Florian break down this saturday’s big match up between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Matt “The Immortal” Brown. Both guys weighed in on what they felt would be the strength’s and weaknesses for each of the welterweights, and what they feel would be the best strategies for Brown and Lawler to implement.
UFC TONIGHT’s Kenny Florian on Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown: “Robbie Lawler just goes to show you can teach an old dog new tricks. He’s continually gotten better and is so tough to beat from the outside. For Matt Brown, when he’s in the clinch, I’m not sure anyone else fights better.”
UFC TONIGHT guest host Michael Bisping on Robbie Lawler: “He’s looked unstoppable lately. It’s going to be a great fight. He was using his natural talent to get by, but now he’s really motivated to be the world champion. While Lawler has natural talent, Matt Brown doesn’t have all the talent, but he’s done it all with sheer hard work.”
Florian on Lawler’s keys to victory: “He’s got to stick and move, plant his feet, and get out of the way. He has to work the body of Matt Brown, and mix in the takedowns. He’s a great striker and great wrestler as well.”
Bisping on Brown’s keys to victory: “He’s got to push the pace. We know he doesn’t get tired. He’s got to work from the clinch, and stop the takedown. We forget how good Lawler’s wresting is and he’s got to watch out for that.”