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    Default Lyoto Machida did a fantastic thing for MMA this Saturday

    My hats off to Lyoto Machida, not only for a great KO, but for what he did after he realized his opponent was knocked out. He stopped his punch. That is a real Martial Artist, when someone can control every action they take or in this case choose not to take. Sadly I think most fighters would have kept punching, it's how they are trained and I think it's sad. Because that mentality flies in the face of what martial arts is supposed to represent. Things like Honor, Respect, and Control of one's self. I hope this trend continues to grow in MMA, maybe then we can see this sport become even more mainstream. I think acts like these should be recognized, maybe have a sportsmanship award?
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    Shogun gave Lyoto the same respect and Lyoto / Mark have a closer relationship I am sure.

    And I don't think one out there could think machida was a dirty fighter ever nothing but class.
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    Were you thinking the same thing when Barnatt did the same thing with Andrew Craig? That is was the proper thing to do.
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    I don't remember that fight, what did Barnett do? If he restrained himself then I would say yes.
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    Barnatt restrained himself twice but those were two opportunities he had to finish but he chose to celebrate a victory he didn't yet have. Looked kind of silly instead of following up with the shots needed to actually finish.

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    The first knock down Craig was completely out. He wasn't defending himself and it should have been stopped. Between Barnatt celebrating and missing his first few shots once he realized the ref wasn't stopping it Craig had enough to recover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeodd2 View Post
    My hats off to Lyoto Machida, not only for a great KO, but for what he did after he realized his opponent was knocked out.
    It's good to see that type of control and sportsmanship. Mark Hunt has done this many times. I've seen him walk away before the other fighters body hit the mat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rough-n-tumble View Post
    It's good to see that type of control and sportsmanship. Mark Hunt has done this many times. I've seen him walk away before the other fighters body hit the mat.
    Those are some of my favorite knockouts... and Hunt is the only guy who can pull off holding back and being merciful while simultaneously looking like a friggin badass.
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    Machida has always been a class act. It's one of the biggest reasons he's my favorite active fighter.

    The amount of respect I gained for Robbie Lawler after the Lindland fight was huge.

    They are in there to win. The goal should never be to hurt your opponent. It's always nice to see that come through whether fighters are friends or not.

    Unfortunately, for every Machida or Franklin, there's a Jones or Palhares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramma View Post

    Unfortunately, for every Machida or Franklin, there's a Jones or Palhares.
    Jones in the same boat as Palhares...really??

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