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  • 02-27-2013, 08:40 AM
    RearNakedStroke
    The fight went exactly as I thought it would. Well played by Machida. He always has his haters but I enjoy watching him fight. For the record I'm a fan of Hendo as well.
  • 02-27-2013, 03:17 AM
    MIZjitsZOU
    Hendo lost. He is still not out of the picture. He is one or two impressive wins away from getting a shot. I will be excited to see who he gets next. Might even travel to go see it.
  • 02-27-2013, 02:25 AM
    Cat--Smasher
    Teammate says Dan Henderson wasn't 100-percent healthy during loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157 - MMAmania.com

    Strikeforce import Tarec Saffiedine, who trains alongside Dan Henderson at Team Quest, claims "Hendo" was not 100-percent healthy for his UFC 157 co-main event fight against Lyoto Machida last Saturday night (Feb. 23, 2013) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California (recap).

    From his appearance on the MMA Hour:

    "Dan is always 100-percent in his mind. But his body, you know, his body wasn't -- I don't know if I can say it -- but it wasn't 100-percent healthy. But Dan, whatever is going on with his body, is always 100-percent going into a fight mentally."
  • 02-25-2013, 08:58 PM
    beardown98
    after the performances shown by the elite of the 205 division the last few months. They have done nothing to show that they can hang with Jones. From what I have seen in the past few fights is that no one is hungry to want to fight Jones albeit a handful of them have already lost to Jones.

    205 is starting to get stagnant IMO I hope glover continues to improve and starts to shake things up in the top five of the division.


    The talent is truly their at 205 the division is stacked. Just the past few big fights have been blah, maybe that's match making maybe its not wanting to lose or maybe it's not wanting to fight jones I doubt it's the latter but something just doesn't seem right.
  • 02-25-2013, 08:56 PM
    The Donosaur
    They are trying too hard to make sure every card is a financial winner.
  • 02-25-2013, 08:48 PM
    rivethead
    Quote Originally Posted by Masscore View Post
    Don't understand how a guy can press the action, out strike the other fighter by a margin of 54-28, score the same amount of takedowns and lose.
    Well, I know you're being rhetorical, but obviously it depends on which round those strikes and takedowns occurred. I'm surprised at how many people gave Dan the third round, I'll have to watch it again...I'd given him the first round, Lyoto the second, and had the third as 10/10.


    But I think the concept of significant strikes is an odd one...is the criteria the same across the board? Does it have to land with some degree of pounds per square inch that the judges can judge from their crappy seats? Even if they the perspective and/or ability make an accurate judgment [pause for laughter] is the criteria for significance the same for fighter to fighter regardless of their ability to take a punch? So a strike that doesn't even faze someone with Henderson's chin, but would wobble someone without it is given the same point-weight that it would against someone like, say Bisping?

    I'm not busting on Machida, I've always liked his elusiveness, and I figured this would be where he reverted even more to his old form--I felt he probably felt that he lost the rampage fight [inappropriately, I'd add] because he gave jackson too many opportunities to engage, and he'd get on his bike for this fight. It literally went exactly the way I thought it would.

    Quote Originally Posted by Supe View Post
    What does it mean to be the #1 contender then? lol confusing distinction
    I think anyone who has been following dana's nonsense for the last 5 years knows not to take his word as any type of bond. He'll say anything at all...if his v-logs were 2 hours long, he'd be contradicting himself by the end of them.

    rh
  • 02-25-2013, 08:19 PM
    Sniggles
    Quote Originally Posted by Supe View Post
    What does it mean to be the #1 contender then? lol confusing distinction
    Hendricks knows.

    I kinda messed up that sentence. You're right.
  • 02-25-2013, 08:15 PM
    Supe
    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    This article states that Lyoto is the the number 1 contender but Dana isn't sure that it will be Lyoto getting the next shot at Jones.
    What does it mean to be the #1 contender then? lol confusing distinction
  • 02-25-2013, 08:06 PM
    Sniggles
    This article states that Lyoto is the the number 1 contender but Dana isn't sure that it will be Lyoto getting the next shot at Jones.

    Fortunes changed for five at UFC 157 - MMA Fighting

    LYOTO MACHIDA - Machida, who came into Saturday's fight with Henderson as the No. 2 contender, beat No. 1, and White pointed out those numbers to say Machida would get the next title shot at the winner of the April 27 bout with Jones vs. Sonnen.

    But he hardly sounded thrilled saying it. When it was later suggested, given Machida's performance, if Gustafsson picks up an impressive win on April 6 in Stockholm, Sweden over Gegard Mousasi, could it be Gustafsson getting the shot, White didn't really give an answer. But he certainly made it clear he hadn't closed his mind to that possibility.

    Machida already lost via second-round guillotine to Jones on Dec. 10, 2011, in Toronto. The show did weaker numbers than most Jones fights. Jones made it clear Machida is a guy he would prefer not to fight, noting he's the most difficult opponent to have a good fight with, and to prepare for, and he can't make the same level of money with him.

    Machida did look impressive on FOX with a win over Ryan Bader. He was criticized for turning down a short-notice shot at Jones in September. He probably shouldn't have been, given the magnitude to his career a second loss to Jones would have had, and he'd be foolish to try and fight someone as talented as Jones when he wasn't in his best condition.

    But the reality is, while Machida has a chance to befuddle and frustrate anyone, including Jones, and win a close decision, it's hardly the match-up, nor the kind of match, that the public wants to see.
  • 02-25-2013, 07:53 PM
    Masscore
    Don't understand how a guy can press the action, out strike the other fighter by a margin of 54-28, score the same amount of takedowns and lose.
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