Originally Posted by Kimbo> Rampage
Always respect what Bas has to say, and usually agree... but not in this case... Machida is one of the most diverse fighters in MMA... mainly standing... but he also has some good wrestling and BJJ skills...
Not all fighters have the ability to eat shots like Dan can, so they all cannot fight like he does... Im sure Dan does a have a lot of heart... so does Lyoto... but often times people confuse heart or toughness with a natural ability to eat huge shots.
I'm curious, do you think the fact that he is missing most of his teeth on top has anything to do with him being able to absorb some of those shots?
Also, he's been getting rocked more in his recent fights. I think that his chin might not hold up as well anymore in his next fight.
If I had to make a prediction, I would say that there is a good chance Machida puts Hendo to sleep. But then again, Dan also has the ability to turn anyone's lights out as well, so you can never count him out...