This is the fight I've been salivating over. Hendo can absorb pretty much an unlimited amount of punishment. If there's anyone who can KO Hendo eventually it would be JBJ with sheer overwhelming strength and Machida with pure technique.
Machida would win a three rounder by decision, but in a five rounder I can see him stopping Hendo eventually. If Hendo loses I wonder if he'd go fight at HW. He's the only one crazy enough to do it. Man, I really thought Fedor was going to smash em. Well he did and Hendo took it and smiled and dished it back...lolz!
If Hendo loses I would like Machida to fight him for the title shot. That would shut the naysayers and really be a good solid warm up before his final showdown. The last thing you want to be is the Rich Franklin or Kenflo of any division. Tough position to be in. Machida at 185 would terrorize the division...lolz!
Look at all the great matchups!
Machida vs Chael
Machida vs Weidman
Machida vs Belfort
Machida vs Belcher
Machida vs Leben for fun
Marcus Aurelius: Tell me again, Maximus, why are we here?
Maximus: For the glory of the Empire, sire.
Baked, not fried... the healthy choice.