MacDonald’s decision loss to Lawler may have been on the “split” variety but in the eyes of many “Ruthless” Robbie did enough to earn nods in all three frames of the fight. For whatever reason, MacDonald wasn’t able to handle Lawler’s strength and had a hard time finding an advantage while standing. Surprisingly, “Ares” didn’t attempt takedowns with any real frequency despite five of Lawler’s nine career losses coming via submission. He’s still one of the best 170ers out there and will learn from the situation, so there’s no issue with throwing him back in the Octagon against a tough opponent. Rick Story and Jake Shields are both intriguing options who are free of any future obligations.
There were twelve losers emerging from the carnage at UFC 167, though most folks would argue one of the involved men was a victim of circumstance rather than his adversary’s abilities. In the evening’s main event, welterweight Johny Hendricks gave it his all against champion Georges St-Pierre over a 25-minute tilt only to have two of the three judges scoring things see things differently than the rest of the world. What’s next for Hendricks, or the other eleven fighters who lost more decisively, remains to be seen but one thing is for sure – fans will be talking about the event for years to come! (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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