Originally Posted by Masscore
Machida gets wrecked by Jones or Hendo.
Machida would tool Hendo. Unfortunately for Dan, Machida won't brawl with him like Shogun did. Machida picks Hendo apart rather easily imo
But I'm glad this 1inthechamber guy is gone as quick as he showed up....what a douche.
Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre
IDK, for some reason tonight struck me as a losing night for Shogun despite pulling the win, must've blurred my perspective....
That said, I honestly fear that Shogun's going to be a product of the "too many wars" syndrome and the wear feels like it's starting to really show. Considering that he hasn't strung together two straight wins in quite some time(factoring in the Machida decision loss), I'm not too sure if it is a good investment. Shogun's camp already turned down a proposed Glover fight, I don't know if they'd care to roll the dice against him....
Him leaving Vera KTFO against the fence somehow left you with a blurred perspective?
Yes he has not had two wins in a while but he obviously should have won the first Machida fight and the Hendo fight should have been a draw imo. Other than his loss to Jones, he's only had 1 definitive loss in the UFC which was his first fight to Forrest, who he destroyed in the rematch.
Machida looked more impressive than Shogun but lets be honest, Bader is an easier match up for Machida than Vera is for Shogun, especially this Vera that actually fights up to his potential. Vera has those good straight attacks that can give someone like Shogun fits.
I figured Vera would show up tentative as always against Shogun and Shogun would be able to find his chin early because of it, but Vera was game to fight from the start. Bader on the other hand, fought like complete shit. I think it's laughable that someone is being given a title shot based off of a fight against someone who fights like that. He hardly throws anything the whole fight, then when he does decide to throw, his decided attack is to run in wildly and try to land a looping right hand against the better counter striker in the division? lol well be amazed all you want Dana White and Joe Rogan but it doesn't exactly have me jumping for joy for a Jones-Machida rematch.