Originally Posted by DRExLOC
Nakamura?????? top 10 LHW bordderline???? your joking right???..... but just to drop off my top 10 LHW
1-Jackson 2-Liddell 3-W. Silva 4-Jardine 5-Griffin 6- Shugun Rua 7-Ortiz
8-T. Silva 9-Arona 10- Machida (i previously had Sokodju at this spot)
and i really dont see him beating anyone i have higher than him
1 Rampage- I think he would be able to beat Machida more often than not because of his style... but it would be a very good fight.
2 Liddell- He couldn't land cleanly on Keith Jardine, how do you expect him to land on Machida's impreccable defense? Machida would pick him apart.
3 Wanderlei- Would try to attack but Machida would be gone by the time Wand got there, and Wand would eventually be TKO'd (Wand is no way #3 btw).
4 Jardine- If you think Jardine would beat Machida you've got to learn more about MMA. Jardine isn't even in the league as Machida.
5 Forrest- Actually has a better chance than most because of his style. He's a huge LHW, and if he fights w/ a smart gameplan he may be able to beat Machida but i'd take Machida.
6 Shogun- One of the best matchups possible at LHW, but Shogun leaves himself open when attacking & Machida is the master is taking advantage of openings.
7 Ortiz- Tito will not be able to get close enough to Machida to take him down... Machida will land a punch or 2 and then be gone before Tito even considered going for the takedown.
8 Thiago- This is one of my favorite fighters, and I believe i'm the captain of his bandwagon but I don't think he'd beat Machida at this point. Maybe in a year or so, but Thiago has to beat another top level guy.
9 Arona- You had him ahead of Sokoudjou even though Sokou KO'd him in under 2 min? But anyway Arona's standup is less than stellar, and he'd be leadfooted against Machida.
Machida is undefeated & hasn't EVEN LOST A ROUND
. He's made Sokoudjou, Bonnar, Nakamura, Franklin, and everybody else he's foughten look bush league. I'm not a Machida fan, but I have in the Top 4 at least at LHW.