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  • 02-27-2013, 10:18 PM
    goodtimes
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    One could argue that it is his opponents that do the drawing.
    He's a pretty decent draw though, his fights with Shogun were Shogun's highest selling fights, actually slightly higher then his fight with Jones. And while Jones was badmouthing Machida's PPV sales, his other fights only did so well because of Evans and Rampage's trash talking. Jones himself is not really a huge draw.
  • 02-27-2013, 04:49 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by Sakara=Excitement View Post
    How many PPV's has Lyoto headlined? 5?

    UFC 98 - 635,000 est. (Evans vs. Machida) Title Fight
    UFC 104 - 500,000 est. (Machida vs Shogun) Title Fight
    UFC 113 - 520,000 est. (Machida vs Shogun II) Title Fight
    UFC 123 - 500,000 est. (Rampage vs Machida)
    UFC 140 - 480,000 est. (Jones vs Machida) Title Fight

    Not terribly bad, I would say he's one of the better draws. He hasn't won a headlining card since 2009 though and this may be a reason for the declining numbers in events he's shared the headlining spot with.
    One could argue that it is his opponents that do the drawing.
  • 02-27-2013, 04:47 PM
    Bork_Lazer
    Quote Originally Posted by 0mega1 View Post


    nothing about that fight was entertaining. That was your standard Lyoto Machida fight. Little to no action. Throw one punch or a knee as soon as your opponent tries to engage and then run like hell. But hey, that's just beautiful technique.
    I was highly entertained while watching the fight. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time as I knew that a KO could come at any moment. The KO never came, so this probably won't be a fight I will be re-watching for years to come, but at the time of the fight, I had a blast.

    The Evans v Lil Nog fight for me was terrible.
  • 02-26-2013, 06:24 PM
    RearNakedStroke
    Yet if Machida were to talk a bunch of trash his "drawing power" would certainly go way up. Personally I would prefer he didn't though. I would pay to watch Machida fight over Sonnen any day.

    I don't have time to look up the stats, but I would bet Machida has a much higher finishing rate in the UFC than Sonnen does, despite his elusive style.
  • 02-26-2013, 04:07 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    How many PPV's has Lyoto headlined? 5?

    UFC 98 - 635,000 est. (Evans vs. Machida) Title Fight
    UFC 104 - 500,000 est. (Machida vs Shogun) Title Fight
    UFC 113 - 520,000 est. (Machida vs Shogun II) Title Fight
    UFC 123 - 500,000 est. (Rampage vs Machida)
    UFC 140 - 480,000 est. (Jones vs Machida) Title Fight

    Not terribly bad, I would say he's one of the better draws. He hasn't won a headlining card since 2009 though and this may be a reason for the declining numbers in events he's shared the headlining spot with.
  • 02-26-2013, 05:57 AM
    goodtimes
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Did that fight live up to even a fraction of your expectations or are you simply happy Lyoto won? That fight was anticlimactic, there's no denying it.
    Did anyone seriously expect anything else? A slow plodding power puncher who is very hard to hurt versus a points fighter who's very fast and stays on the outside. Machida doesn't really have the power to hurt Hendo, and Hendo is way too slow to catch Machida.

    Quote Originally Posted by mmafan111 View Post
    Do you believe Sonnen has anything new for Jones?

    I think Jones smashes him, finish in Round 1 or 2
    No I don't, but it doesn't really have anything to do with the thread. I think Sonnen has almost no chance, but upsets happen all the time.
  • 02-25-2013, 06:44 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by roaddawg View Post
    Machida should ignore all that jibber jabber and continue winning fights. Noone can say he isn't a finisher considering hes knocked out guys like Rashad Evans, Thiago Silva, Randy Couture and Ryan Bader.

    The meat heads that don't like Machida probably don't know wtf they are looking at it anyways. They showed up to see a bar fight not professional mixed martial artists.
    Did that fight live up to even a fraction of your expectations or are you simply happy Lyoto won? That fight was anticlimactic, there's no denying it.
  • 02-25-2013, 06:42 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by Pasha K View Post
    Chael Sonnen should shut up and keep licking shoes. He will get destroyed by Jones and Machida would annihilate him too.
    in before fedor ko gif
  • 02-25-2013, 06:30 PM
    0mega1
    Quote Originally Posted by Bork_Lazer View Post
    I think Machida fought his fight and fought it well, as a spectator I wish he had pushed the pace a little more often as he did at the end of the third, but I still think it was a very entertaining fight. He is able to neutralize people on the feet, much like a Koscheck is able to neutralize people on the ground.


    nothing about that fight was entertaining. That was your standard Lyoto Machida fight. Little to no action. Throw one punch or a knee as soon as your opponent tries to engage and then run like hell. But hey, that's just beautiful technique.
  • 02-25-2013, 08:05 AM
    Pasha K
    Chael Sonnen should shut up and keep licking shoes. He will get destroyed by Jones and Machida would annihilate him too.
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