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Old 12-09-2012, 12:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I thought it was said the winner of this fight got a title shot?
Dana White's word is worthless and Gus said he wasn't going to wait until June or July to fight Jones/Sonnen.

His little chin isn't gonna matter when he runs into a telephone pole though.
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I think Gus wins rather easily similar to the Shogun fight. As long as he doesn't get KO'd which I guess is always possible with Machida. His size will give Machida problems.
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I don't think Machida has an issue with size. His karate style allows him to get under his opponents shots and get out again. I see it going to Machida convincingly, hopefully by KO.
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I think Gus wins rather easily similar to the Shogun fight. As long as he doesn't get KO'd which I guess is always possible with Machida. His size will give Machida problems.
How so?

Machida was the first person to get past the reach of Jon Jones which is longer than Gus' and rocked him and he's the only person whose ever KO'ed Rashad Evans. He's also not a sloppy brawler like Shogun is, Machida actually throws stuff besides wild haymakers.
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I'd pick Gustaf over Machida. It'll be very competitive, but for all of Machida's technical ability, he doesn't deal with power too well. And Gus will land.

It'll stay standing, they'll both have good moments, but Gus' strikes will be more effective. I expected him to outpoint Shogun but I did not expect him to take the shots that he did... he is a very worthy replacement for Rua because like him, he's not just a great fighter but a very tough and powerful man.

I think Gustaf knocks Lyoto out.
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Gustafsson has a good chin, but he fights real sloppy. I don't know if it's because I just got done watching Rory pick apart BJ with crisp and accurate striking. But Gus just looked real sloppy when fighting top level guys.
Rory was fighting a BJ that just stood there and took those punches. No foot work at all. Shogun's foot work was real good last night. Circling and going in and out to land his shots. Totally different scenario there.

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Mike Goldberg effect. He kept going on and on with the changing of the guard stuff last night and it's not the 1st reference i've seen tonight on the board.
Seriously that was annoying as ****. Kept hearing that all night and now on here...

Both fighters took some big shots last night. It was a great fight. Not sure how people think he got a small chin. He took some big shots from Shogun and came back like it was nothing.

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Gustaffson would get KOed by Machida.
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I also think Gustafsson might get knocked out by Machida. Jones vs Machida round 1 showed Machidas accuracy. The thing that kept Machida at bay vs Jones was of course not Jones footwork but his wrestling. Every guy knows Jones fantastic clinch, takedowns and ground and pound. They avoid his clinch like the plague.

Against Gustafsson Machida would be able to come in closer because Gustafsson does not have great top game yet. Evene Rua with his average footwork was able to land big punches against Gus imagine what the quick legged Machida could do.

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I hope this isn't true. I like Gus v Machida but I just don't want Dan to be hurt.
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I also think Gustafsson might get knocked out by Machida. Jones vs Machida round 1 showed Machidas accuracy. The thing that kept Machida at bay vs Jones was of course not Jones footwork but his wrestling. Every guy knows Jones fantastic clinch, takedowns and ground and pound. They avoid his clinch like the plague.

Against Gustafsson Machida would be able to come in closer because Gustafsson does not have great top game yet. Evene Rua with his average footwork was able to land big punches against Gus imagine what the quick legged Machida could do.
Many of the exchanges in this fight were take some to give some, Shogun had success because he of his hard head and fearlessness. I think Machida will try to kick Gus a lot but when he gets close to punch, I can't see him taking too many counters. Which Gustaf WILL land.
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