Robbie Lawler on Fighting Jake Shields



"I think Shields knows what he's in there with," Lawler said. "I don't think he would have taken the fight not knowing what kind of fighter I am. I think he thinks he can nullify me, and I just need to be ready."
"I'm a strong fighter, we'll see when we get in there, when we lock horns."


- Robbie Lawler vs. Jake Shields
- Nick Diaz vs. Scott Smith
- Phil Baroni vs. Joe Riggs
- Alistair Overeem vs. Brett Rogers?
- Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante vs. Jared Hamman
- Evangelista "Cyborg" Santos vs. Joey Villasenor
- Jorge Gurgel vs. TBA

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PrinceAlbert site profile image  

5/6/09 12:57 AM by PrinceAlbert

I'm going to go with Lawler in this one.

RobMcKenzie site profile image  

5/5/09 11:37 PM by RobMcKenzie

Strikeforce is full of guys that couldn't cut it in the UFC.While there are definitely some exciting match ups, i think generally they are made up of lower calibre fighters.Rashad is the LHW champion fighting the no. 1 contender Machida.Matt Hughes is one of the greatest of all time fighting a former champion in Matt Serra.Sherk is a former LW champion, fighting a top contender.Then you have a whole bunch of guys in Strike force that outside of the main event, are not top 10 in the world in any weight class.And i don't include Overeem as a top 10 heavyweight until i see the results of his piss tests after this fight.While Strikeforce certainly has some excellent matchups (and i will DEFINITELY be watching the card), it is certainly not 'a better card'.

pulvera site profile image  

5/5/09 8:00 PM by pulvera

I don't know many people who can break down an opponent the way Robbie can. He may not say it in public, but he always has a very strategic gameplan going into his fights. He just hates trash talk and all the hooplah and finds no point in disrespecting anyone who gets in there and actually fights. I see this as a bad fight for Shields. Not because I don't like him or anything, just that Robbie is a big ol boy with a ton of power and the takedown defense to keep this one his feet and hurt Jake badly. Robbie doesn't just hurt people, he destroys them. And those are other 85lbers.

wreckker site profile image  

5/5/09 3:21 PM by wreckker

 I think most likely Robbie knocks Jake out in DEVASTATING fashion. Robbie can wrestle too so Jake should have a hard time getting him there Jake has that awesome ground game but his standup is nowhere near robbies. Bad fight for jake imo

Domingo site profile image  

5/5/09 2:12 PM by Domingo

The way Shields looked against Daley - I have to favor Robbie. Lawler hits hard, is durable, stops the takedown well, and is more well rounded. Unless he gives up the takedown going for broke, I think he wins this fight 8 out of 10 times. 

ChokeEmOut site profile image  

5/5/09 2:07 PM by ChokeEmOut

 Shields is going to get KTFO!

subwrassler site profile image  

5/5/09 2:03 PM by subwrassler

my boy conor is the tba who's going to be beating up on Jorge btw

SweetJones site profile image  

5/5/09 1:59 PM by SweetJones

lawler vs sheilds,diaz vs smith,baroni vs riggs and overeem oh yeah

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

5/5/09 1:40 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 Same here.

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

5/5/09 1:39 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

If you bring price into the equation you could say it's a better value than UFC - that does not make it a better card.