I love how people right off Hendo. Not saying he wins.
But these are generally the same people that said no way he beats Fedor. The same people that said Shogun would win that fight.
Well you guys are 0-2. If you keep picking against Hendo you will eventually be right. I just find it funny how people totally right him off.
If Machida wins it will be like the Rampage fight. Which sucks. Hendo will chase him around right hand cocked. Machida will play keep away most of the fight. Hate the matchup really.
I hate to bet against Hendo, he's been amazing lately. BUT Machida will approach this fight with Hendo's last few bouts in mind, and he has the tools to avoid Hendo's kill shot while being busy offensively.
Lyoto won't run from Dan like he did Rampage, look at the Bader fight. Very different Machida there and no, Bader is not top 5 material, but the adjustments in Lyoto's game were obvious. He kept range but maintained offense with rangy strikes, breaking Ryan down before committing to punches.
Hendo is more than a step above Bader, but the dangers are similar.