Originally Posted by MMA4EVERRR
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.
Agreed. Dan gets credit for the takedown regardless of Machida's footing. I'd still say Jon Jones gets credited with a takedown on Machida before Dan. Whether he's the first, that's to the best of my memory. He might have set up the takedown with a strike but the double leg tequnique he used was all wrestling.