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02-05-2013, 07:38 PM
Status: There is no Spoon.
Join Date: May 2010
Originally Posted by Dr. MMA
Lyoto should've brought Manhoef in to help prepare against Shogun, not Hendo. If he wants to prepare for Hendo, he should bring in a greco wrestler swinging a sledgehammer against his chin.
Against a stick and move striker like Machida, Hendo should be looking to take him down ASAP. Realistically, he'll probably try to stand with him, and land an H-bomb. But if that doesn't work, he'd be dumb not to take him down, which I believe he can probably do at will.
Plain and simple, Machida should have brought in a few high level wrestlers for his training camp. He should be far more worried about defense, than trying to improve his already fantastic striking. Training with a kickboxer isn't going to help him not get taken down, and it's not going to help him to get back up.
That's not to say he shouldn't improve his striking at all, but being this close to a fight, he should be preparing for his opponent's strengths, not something Machida's already strong in. He should have been training to improve his kicking a month or months ago, not now. Unless he does in fact plan to kick Hendo's knees into submission, then I suppose he made the right choice. We'll all see on fight night. (Obviously this is coming from a fight fan, and not a professional fighter, so who the hell am I to say what he should or shouldn't be doing.)
Last edited by Spoon; 02-05-2013 at 07:41 PM.
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