Originally Posted by ClydebankBlitz
I seen Grapple say "Everyones acting like 'All that matters is your lost fight'".
Jon Jones:- Tapped from strikes.
Hendo:- Smashed until his opponent gassed.
Vera:- Horrible against mid card fighter.
Machida is coming off an awesome KO of Bader, who is miles ahead of Vera. After winning the title, Machida faught a different style. He was trying to make things more exciting by pushing forward. He changed it back up in the Bader fight and if he keeps fighting the way he used to, he easily stops Shogun with a counter punch to me.
I like how you casually ignored Shoguns first round destruction of Forrest Griffin.
Let's look at Machida's last few performances:
Bader - solid win, impressive
Jon Jones - Violently choked into unconsciousness in the second round
Randy Couture - .........
Rampage - bad loss
Shogun - KO'd in the first round.
Other than the Bader win, Lyoto really hasn't looked impressive against top tier competition.
I don't think he's changed any thing about his style either. He was bull rushed by Shogun and got KO'd, and after the Jon Jones hell bows on the ground where he saw his own blood, he crumbled under the pressure.