Matt Lindland Still Feels He Is Within The Middleweight Top Ten
At one time Matt Lindland was a consensus number two middleweight in the world but a few rough outings and he has dropped off the middleweight top ten ladder. Next weekend, Lindland takes on another dangerous middleweight in Robbie Lawler at the Dec. 4th Strikeforce and talked this week about the potential match up and his standing in the division ranks:
"I'm [sic] think I'm still one of the top contenders in the sport – top 10 guys. A win against Robbie certainly solidifies me in that top 10, and I just need to focus on this fight."
"I've always stepped up and taken on the top guys. ... Robbie is a well-rounded fighter. People categorize him as a big striker and a brawler, but the guy is well-rounded. ... I think it's whoever can impose their will. I'd love to put Robbie on his back and pound a hole in his head."
"I think I'm a little more experienced, a little wiser ... I'm going to have to use superior positioning, conditioning and the knowledge of the sport and put him in positions he's not comfortable in. ...I'm looking forward to kicking the [expletive] out of Robbie."