Originally Posted by mmawolverine
i had it as a draw, no body really deserved a W, everyone says Machida landed the the most sig hits but considering that those sig hits didn't actually faze the man with the granite chin shouldn't the judging favor Henderson's higher output? I would think so. I don't think Machida has anything for Jones i really wanted to see Henderson take a crack at it. Hopefully dana and co don't count this as a complete lose and if Henderson KOs his next opponent they can put him back into the top spot, or Chael wins.
Did anyone else find it annoying that Machida wanted nothing to do on his back but hold onto Henderson, I originally thought putting Machida on his back was the best thing for Henderson to try.
Anyway Machida doesn't deserve his morning piss i hope winner of the Sweden card steals the #1contender slot.
Was that the first time Machida was put on his back via takedown? Shogun did it with a KO, but I believe Dan was the first guy in the UFC to take Machida down and hold him there for some time. Couture, Ortiz, Evans never came close.
Kudos to Dan for doing the impossible. He can still surprise us at 42. I hope he gets a great fight next and another after and be a contender again.
Originally Posted by roaddawg
The point I am making is that he has highlight reel knocks outs over Thiago Silva, Rashad Evans, Randy Couture and most recently Ryan Bader. You don't get knockouts like that by back peddling.
Had Machida gotten KTFO for banging with Henderson we would be talking about why Machida didn't use his normal style which clearly works. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you liking guys like Manhoef, Leben, and Wandy.
I agree to an extent. You dont put somebody out cold running away. But those KO came due to the opponents playing right into Machida's style.
Thiago Silva came in close with his guard down and paid for it with a surprise KO in the closing seconds of the round.
Evans thought he could strike with Machida and his cockiness got him KO'd.
Couture and Bader just kept coming forward to no avail. Couture cant strike. He needs the clinch for dirty boxing. Machida picked up on his movement and the moment Couture came in range, kick to the face. Bader was just an idiot thinking he can rush forward at Machida with a punch LOL.