Cote: 'somebody's going to sleep for sure'

source: sportsnet.ca
 

Cote hopes to use his head a different way against Lawlor, who has lost two straight, including a submission defeat at the hands of Canadian Joe Doerksen at UFC 113.

Lawlor started well but faded in the second round against Doerksen.

Cote says he likes the Lawlor matchup and relishes a shot at a southpaw, whose stance is tailor-made for his right hand.

"He's a gamer. He's not a very technical striker but he likes to stay on his feet and stay in the pocket and exchange," said Cote. "I always say I'm not scared of anyone in my weight class on my feet and I think I'll be more powerful, more technical. . . . I'm pretty sure he's going to try to put pressure on me and push me against the fence and try to wrestle me against the fence.

"If not, we're going to stay in the middle of the Octagon and exchange and somebody's going to sleep for sure."

Cote points to his recent work with Muay Thai coach Achraf Alaabouch at Montreal's TKO Fight Club Fitness gym.

"You're going to see some new stuff from me," he promised.

Lawlor, however, comes into the fight well aware of Cote's power.

"A lot of people know him for his right hand and look out for that," said Lawlor. "It seems like the game plan's pretty cut and dried -- just stay away from that right hand."

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joe k site profile image  

10/20/10 3:20 AM by joe k

WAR Lawlor, motorboat that Poutine eating moosehead.

Chris site profile image  

10/20/10 3:18 AM by Chris

 blame canada.

SQUIRREL Master site profile image  

10/19/10 5:36 PM by SQUIRREL Master

 yeah his right hand worked real well against belcher in the south paw stance

superCalo site profile image  

10/19/10 5:19 PM by superCalo

I just hope there is not another case of the language barrier causing Cote the fight as happend with Kongo when he was unable to understand the referee. Kotes English is a bit better than Congos but still I hope the athletic commisson learns from their mistake and uses a bi-lingual refereee for this bout.

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10/19/10 4:12 PM by Employer

i lol'd

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10/19/10 4:10 PM by Danas hair

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maopitbull site profile image  

10/19/10 4:09 PM by maopitbull

Pat Lawlor is in trouble i think...

ChicagoTom site profile image  

10/19/10 2:43 PM by ChicagoTom

It really seems like Tom is spending more time focusing on the fight than posting on the interwebs. Big fan here and hopes Tom wins this fight.

GodSaveTheQueen site profile image  

10/19/10 2:38 PM by GodSaveTheQueen

Pat Lawlor will destroy him.

Sagiv Lapkin site profile image  

10/19/10 2:35 PM by Sagiv Lapkin

I don't see a way Pat Lawlor can win this other than sheer luck.