Originally Posted by travtera
I think Jon Jones took Machida down after he staggered him with a standing elbow. And if you believe Machida, he claimed that Dan capitalized on a slip and didn't actually take him down.
Thiago Silva was knocked out with ground and pound after Machida tripped him in the dying seconds of the round.
All in all it was a tough fight for both guys. Machida did his thing and none of us should be surprised by that. It might not be the most crowd pleasing style but I enjoyed it for the chess match that it was. I'm a Machida fan so that doesn't hurt either.
Ah, but what caused the slip? Dan aggressively coming forward prob threw Machida off balance, and Dan got the takedown. Still, he took Machida down using wrestling, and not with a strike, which is the point I was trying to make.
And yea, I believe I'm one of the few who enjoyed the match. I knew what to expect given both guys' style. The chess game is fun to watch if you appreciate all aspects of MMA, and not the brawling side of it.