Originally Posted by MYboyBISPING
I was there live for that fight and ppl were booing because they cant seem to understand what true talent on how to stick and move and being that Machida coming from a Kung-Fu background that being always on the counter and the first rule is not to get hit is very important in any form of fight.
Pretty much what some of these idiots only want is blood baths and that's what mma mean to these ppl and that's why mma keeps getting these stigmatize thoughts that they cant get rid of.
Tito should learn some mma and learn how to strike. All Tito can do is ground and pound and pretty much if he cant take you down he cant win a fight to save his life. Tito Sucks and I'm glad he's not in the UFC anymore.
I don't consider myself part of this group of people you are referring to and I thought the fight was BORING AS HELL. Did Machida fight a smart fight? Yes. Did Machida actually come to fight? No. He came to get some points, and back off, and get some more points, and back off.
This is the Ultimate FIGHTING Championship, not the Ultimate POINT SCORING Championship. So yes, I want to see people actually fight. Does it have to be a blood bath? No. Does it have to be a stand up war? No. But it does have to have fighters who are engaged in some form or another.
There is a huge difference, to me, in how Machida's smart fight came off vs Lesnar/Herring or Forrest/Ramirez. Machida's "elusiveness" did not entertain, did not look like he wanted to be there.
So I can give Machida credit for winning the fight - he did fair and square within the rules. But that doesn't mean I have to like the guy or root for him. And here's a little food for thought for Machida and his elusiveness - There are 3 bonuses given out at the end of the night, fight, sub, and ko of the night. Being elusive sure won't earn you FOTN, and if you go the distance all the time because you care more about scoring points, then you won't be getting the sub or ko of the night. And being that you are always fighting on a PPV, these bonuses seem to be in the $50-$75k range. Nice little extra chunk of change.