I didn't like the fight. Machida should have been much more active. He did exactly what he was supposed to do in terms of keeping away from Dan, but he should have done much more.
That said, Dan brought NOTHING to the fight either. Dan basically spent the entire fight going for the now infamous Bisping Set-up. The same thing over and over again. It didn't work 30 times Dan, go for something else (EDIT: And in all fairness to Dan, he had a big lay off and came from an injury)
Machida should have picked up on this and started picking Dan apart, but he almost never threw a counter shot as Henderson was just throwing the sloppiest shots we've seen. Dan looked slow (and he wasn't even tired yet) and Machida did nothing to utilize his speed because he was worried about that big shot. There was no reason why Machida had to give Dan's striking that much respect. Respect his power...respect his experience...of course...but still.
I don't think either fighter brought it last night. Machida clearly won, but it was very lackluster.
Last edited by Ramma; 02-24-2013 at 01:07 PM.