Originally Posted by TheLyotoLegion
He hasn't fought since November 2011.
He's coming off an injury.
Machida is widely regarded as a stylistic nightmare for wrestlers.
Machida is much quicker, more diverse, and has way more ways to win this fight, he could win by decision, submission, and possibly a late TKO.
And the only time Dan has ever been finished was by the Nogueira Brothers and Anderson. All three have trained with Machida in the past and Machida is friends with all of them so he's probably got some insight from them.
Hendo isn't really a wrestler, or he doesn't fight like one anyways.
One of these men has been knocked out before. The other one never has. Machida can't submit Henderson. So he only has 1 way to win, by decision. I don't see him avoiding the big shot for 3 rounds and I don't see how Machida can be the favorite here. Especially how some people are describing it. I don't see it at all. Hendo is rarely the faster fighter in any of his fights. Nothing new there. Can Machida dance around long enough, that's the real question. Because thinking he can finish this fight is wishful thinking that cannot be supported by anything we have seen in the past. Nothing suggest he can finish Dan, nothing.