Originally Posted by Joabbuac
Henderson will bang Machida with one of them rights and it will be all over, Machida can be timed as Rua showed - Henderson has underrated timing.
He has amazing timing.
Not sure why so many people are saying Machida by a mile. It could happen, as Machida is quick as hell and could make Hendo look slow.
But who has this "new Machida" fought? He beat a crusty Randy Couture with 1 leg into retirement before the fight was made. He beat the GREAT Ryan Bader. Beforehand he lost a dec. to Rampage.
If anyone is being overrated here it is Machida. Hendo isn't Ryan Bader.
Styles make fight. And Machida's style may very well be hard for Hendo to figure out.
But surprised to see so many people write off Hendo when he has been on one of the better runs of any LHW not named Jon Jones. When he destroys Shogun for the first 3 rounds it wasn't anything special. Giving 20lbs in size he was the first ever to KO Fedor. Knocked the F out of Feijao a 10 top or near top 10 LHW with good stand up. Those aren't special.
But Machida's win over Ryan Bader and Randy Couture were some how impressive as hell.