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Vicente Luque not open to fight with teammate Robbie Lawler -- unless it’s for a title

Vicente Luque carves out some time to meet with our own Nick Baldwin for this candid one-on-one after his victory at UFC Rochester on Saturday, May 18.

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UFC Welterweight Contender, Vicente ‘The Silent Assassin’ Luque, speaks with Bloody Elbow’s Nick Baldwin about his recent win via punches in round 1 over Derrick Krantz at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in Rochester, his now five fight winning streak, possibly fighting Santiago Ponzinibbio at UFC Uruguay later this year, only fighting ranked opponents from here on out, whether he would ever fight his teammate Robbie Lawler, and much more...

Discussion Points:

  • 0:20 - How difficult was it adjusting to the last minute change of Neil Magny to Derrick Krantz as your opponent?
  • 1:11 - Were you expecting that amount of pressure from Krantz right at the opening bell?
  • 2:13 - You were able to stay pretty relaxed after that initial takedown...
  • 2:56 - How would you grade Derrick’s performance considering the short notice?
  • 3:32 - Was it disappointing when Magny, a ranked fighter, fell out?
  • 4:18 - The fight was initially to be a co-main event with Magny, how did you feel about the change?
  • 4:44 - Do you think from now on you will be fighting top ranked fighters?
  • 5:21 - Do you have a preference vs fighting Ponzinibbio or Till in Uruguay?
  • 6:06 - Ponzinibbio would add that ATT vs HardKnocks aspect to the fight...
  • 6:22 - So, Main Event, Uruguay, Ponzinibbio is your wish?
  • 6:32 - What did you think of RDA’s win over Lee in the main at UFC Rochester?
  • 7:42 - Do you think Kevin should go back down to 155?
  • 8:00 - Would a rematch with Leon Edwards interest you down the road?
  • 8:46 - How much do you train with Robbie Lawler since you are with the same gym?
  • 9:26 - Would you fight Robbie under certain circumstances?
  • 9:58 - What do you think is next for Lawler?
  • 10:46 - Who do you think wins the fight between Askren and Masvidal?
  • 11:27 - What do you think Colby Covington can do with strategy in his fight against Usman?
  • 12:32 - What are your immediate plans for the future?

* All apologies for the technical issues that affected the visual component of this interview towards the tail end.

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