Machida still struggles against his defensive Karate DNA. It's crystal clear. He already addressed he would be more aggresive in the future as he aknowledged ppls criticism, but he still fights back paddling as avoid confrontation is his martial art main philosophy.
It's amazing, though, he got the belt and keeps himself at elite level with so much restrains.
I sincerely hope he does address it. There's a reason Machida barely edged Henderson on the scorecards even though to an educated MMA fan it was fairly clear Machida won the fight. Hopefully the Machida that showed up against Ryan Bader will come back for a fight against Jones, because I see that version of Machida giving Jones a ton of fits.