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No Fight for Lawler


   December 21st, 2009

Once again sorry about the late blog. Last week I was in California with Robbie, Pena, and Foster, hoping they would find a replacement so Robbie could fight. It didn’t happen and I guess I’m just spoiled being with the UFC. From what I understand, Showtime really likes to stick their nose in Strikeforce’s business and because of that I don’t think that Strikeforce will be around for much longer; but enough with that.

Been some talk about Renzo and some people are wondering why I would fight him. I think he is a very formidable opponent and I would say he is the best of the Gracies. I don’t think it would be fair to compare him to Royce. Renzo and I have some history as he is the last guy to beat Pat Miletich and I have beat a couple of his students. I beat Ricardo Almeda back in Abu Dhabi and I just got done beating Matt Serra. Both motivating reasons for us to fight each other. One thing I’ll say about Renzo is that he is one of the nicest guys out there, but that won’t stop me from keeping myself motivated and doing my job. It was great to get with Matt Pena last week and start working on some things. I already know what to stay away from on the ground.

Got another reminder of what our troops are going through in the Middle East. Definitely worth looking at to remind everyone to pray for our troops, especially with Christmas just a few days away:

WHEN A SOLDIER COMES HOME

When a soldier comes home, he finds it hard….
..to listen to his son whine about being bored.

….to keep a straight face when people complain about potholes.

to be tolerant of people who complain about the hassle of getting ready for work.

…to be understanding when a co-worker complains about a bad night’s sleep.

..to be silent when people pray to God for a new car.

…to control his panic when his wife tells him he needs to drive slower.

..to be compassionate when a businessman expresses a fear of flying.

….to keep from laughing when anxious parents say they’re afraid to send their kids off to summer camp.

….to keep from ridiculing someone who complains about hot weather.

….to control his frustration when a colleague gripes about his coffee being cold.

….to remain calm when his daughter complains about having to walk the dog.

…..to be civil to people who complain about their jobs.

….to just walk away when someone says they only get two weeks of vacation a year.

….to be forgiving when someone says how hard it is to have a new baby in the house.

The only thing harder than being a Soldier…

Is loving one.

Audra talked me into going to a movie called “The Blind Side.” Had no idea what it was about and to be honest I just thought it was going to be a chick flick; but I think it was the best movie I’ve seen this year. I found it very motivating and I suggest everybody check it out.

Here is the Bible verse for this week:

The LORD longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him! (Isaiah 30:18)

-matt

25 Responses to “No Fight for Lawler”


daniel higdon Says:

thanks for the blog matt, and i too, when i saw that sandra bullock or watever her name was in the cast, i thought it will probably be a corny poor directed chick flick but it has received nothing but great reviews.
yeah, you and renzo is a very compelling fight for you and the fans. Your right, i also consider him the best gracie on an MMA perspective. Looking forward to this fight. Train hard and God Bless.


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Adam Justice Says:

Thanks Matt. Great blog. My family has had a hard time since I’ve been back from Iraq. I feel bad for them, but I don’t know what to do. I feel like I can’t relate to anyone and I feel like no one know how to take me and that I make everyone around me feel uncomfortable. I even overheard my mother in law say that she was afraid of me. It tough, but I still feel blessed because I came back, and I came back in one piece. Some of my buddies weren’t so lucky and it’s their families that I feel for the most. You’ll do great in the fight Matt. God bless.


CarrieInCali Says:

Thanks for the update Matt! Not sure why UFC put you up against Gracie??? He hasn’t really fought in a couple of years…not an interesting matchup……oh well I am already looking past this fight as it will be an easy W for you. Can’t wait to see you fight someone with a little better record.
On a side note about the soldiers, I am not sure why our soldiers are still in Afghanistan/Iraq. Are their soldiers allowed in our country? Please come home soldiers where it is safe.
Train hard and Allah Bless.


Dallas Stringer Says:

I am excited about this fight honestly. I would love to see you take out another Gracie but I really want to see you beat Penn again. I am soooo proud of our troops and glad that they are there protecting our country, helping to free the oppressed in Iraq, and seeking the murderer Bin Laden. I think we are there because no one else will hand him over. I got an idea when we catch him we should let the HIT squad do some exercises on ol’ Bin Laden and invite the Troops and family to watch. Thanks again Matt
Train hard and Yaweh Bless


Keegan Says:

Hey.You will get a lot of feedback with you fighting Renzo.Only cause I haven’t heard of this gracie.Maybe it’s because I am new to the mma fighting scene.I started watching you when you fought Trigg.There are a lot of more interesting match ups that will test your skill.I personally think you should go out with a bang.I believe you against matt serra or hamill would be the best match ups.I think it would be amazing seeing you fight your heart out your last fights.I don’t know if hamill is in the same weight division I am totally out of it,but nonetheless it would be interesting.I think it’s hilarious people are calling out your name at the end of fights.They must want you on their record.I don’t blame them you are a legend.


Brendon Briggs Says:

I find your Photos and accompanying captions very moving. We civilians must never ignore there extraordinary efforts and sacrifices our soldiers make to preserve our way of life. I am Canadian and to me our most honorable Canadian is Don Cherry. Every Saturday during Hockey Night in Canada he has asked for and been granted the air time to honor our soldiers by read the obituaries of our fallen soldiers in Afghanistan from the past week. It is a gut wrenching experience for all, but i believe it keeps our soldiers in the forefront of our hearts and minds. The equivalent would be for John Madden to ask for and be given air time during Sunday Night Football.

There are webpages out the that honor our lost soldiers. Now bearing in mind what we have just felt experiencing your tribute, how hard would it be to make one of them our homepage?

On a other note, I feel we have lost sight of the importance and meaning of the Ten Commandments. It is always fun to bring them up with friends and family. Few can list 6. Most think that 2 are the same until i point out that covet means to desire. Most are surprised to hear that Christian, Protestant, Catholic etc, Jewish and Islamic all share the Old Testament and therefor the Ten Commandments.

If your prayer can be extended to the families of our soldiers and the families of the lost souls in the middle east. God Bless


Shayna Says:

Awesome Post Matt!! My husband came back a few months ago for a year in Iraq! It is good for his soul to see the people that he idolizes are keeping him and his brothers in arms in prayers!


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Curtis Clontz Says:

Great post! I just finished up a tour on Shore Duty and am back to Sea Duty (Navy). The pictures reminded me of something that happened at church the other day.

At my Bible School’s Christmas get together, we went around the room telling one of the most memorable Christmas memories that we had.

I was in the middle of the room so I had some time to think about my choice, but I already knew what it would be.

Since being in the military I have only missed one Christmas. It was actually my last deployment. I was leaving in September and would be missing this great holiday for the first time. On the last day of my two weeks of leave, my wife threw me a surprise party. My entire family showed up and it was incredible. I had no clue!

Every corner of the room represented something that I was going to miss. In one was a table with all of my favorite Thanksgiving foods (including a turkey), another was a birthday cake, and another was a Christmas tree.

It may not sound like a lot but it was very important and one of the best things anyone had ever done for me.

Thank you for all of the support, thoughts, and prayers that you provide for the military service men and women. Somethings may seem small, but may have a lasting impact one one’s life.


John King Says:

Matt,

Great blog this week. Thanks for the history about Renzo, I myself don’t see why they want you to fight him but I know you won’t turn any fight down and that’s why your the champ. The military pictures were very nice as well. I can’t wait to see you in the octagon, ground and pound his butt!!! How many people are going to criticize your comments on strikeforce? I agree with you, it won’t last they don’t have enough people for main events. I wish Robbie would come back to ufc but I’m sure he has his reasons. God Bless, and thanks for the verse as well.


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Mike Hawk Says:

I agree with Carrie in Cali, what a wasted fight for you. You might as well fight a 12 grader. Serra rematch would be good, cause it could have gone either way. Personally, I thought Serra was the winner, and that is why a rematch would be awesome.


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Dustindwyer Says:

Awsome post matt. Loved it. Hope you have a Great Christmass and a happy new year. Lots of love from Canada. Train Hard!



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Chris Says:

Matt,
I enjoyed the “When a Soldier comes home.” I am sitting in Afghanistan as I type this and that brought tears to my eyes. I enjoy what I do here and don’t mind having to shave or brush my teeth with bottled water or sleep on the concrete in the cold. It’s part of the job and I knew it before coming out here. The hardest part of my deployment is hearing how hard it is for my wife; knowing she cries as she rocks my 11 month old son to sleep. It’s hard to call home and hear my son say “dada” and I can’t give him a hug when he does. I am missing his first Christmas and his first Birthday. I only hope he remembers me when I do come home.

-Chris


eJiuJitsu » Scott Coker Addresses Robbie Lawler Situation Says:

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Jenkie Says:

If the fights are entertaining, Strikeforce will be fine. I can think many matchups they can offer that will deliver plenty of bang. A rematch of Lawler vs Diaz comes to mind, Lawler vs Cung Le would be great too.

As for the troops, I support them in doing their duty, but think it would serve a greater purpose to support activism in the effort to pressure our elected representatives to bring them home. Both Bush and Obama have much to answer for.

Good luck against Renzo, he’s got a mean guard…. I think you’ll find success in developing a low kick game, tempting him to take you down; he’s no GSP, tho – takedowns are below proficient, except for trips in the clench, which you should dominate. After kicking the heck out of his legs, you can begin mixing it upstairs a lil. Should have him in cardio, just beat on him for 3 rounds! That’s your ticket to better matchups, and a return to the spotlight.


mathieu Says:

Renzo “the best Gracie?” I would love it if you could get to fight Rickson. dear Matt, I am a huge fan of yours. But he eats Renzo for breakfast…however good luck with this fight.


CJ Says:

Thank you Matt. Your belief in God and constant reminder of those in harm’s way is inspirational.

Semper Fidelis


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Innova Says:

I just get be felled after scrolling down finally to left you a comment. The last line, “The only hardest thing for a soldier in the word is loving one” is the truth that bites them. Anyways, thank you for sharing this great great information that had made my day. LOL :)


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