Originally Posted by DonFrye
I really hope he can get up but in a cage, it's a lot tougher than in the Pride ring where not only did you have the benefit of being able to move while near the ropes you had the refs forcing constant work while on top. Neither of these apply in the UFC.
Agreed. I just feel this fight is really going to come down to what happens once we reach the championship rounds. Rashad won't be finishing Shogun, so if the Shogun that came in shape at fought Machida for 25 mins shows up, I think he can outlast Rashad. Once Rashad tires and either A) cant secure the takedown or B) can't maintain it, Shogun knocks him out in the late rounds