Awful. Ridiculous. Gah. This is just my opinion but I thought that this was one of the worst fights I've ever seen. I rarely ever get annoyed while watching a fight but Machida was so goddamn frustrating to watch tonight and anyone who is saying his performance was "brilliant" is out of their damn mind. Machida was far from impressive tonight and I've lost faith in him as the man to beat Jon Jones. He would get destroyed, again. I think Gustafsson and Teixeira would beat him as well. Henderson did some ridiculous stuff also and doesn't deserve any credit what so ever.
For the record, I scored the fight 29-28 (first and third rounds) Henderson but I thought it was far from a robbery. Neither combatant did anything to deserve a win in my opinion and Gus/Mousasi should be in line for the next shot, not one of these guys.
What was even more absurd is that you could tell from the get go that Machida was the superior fighter. He just flat out refused to engage. He could have easily cruised to a 30-27 win against Henderson. He also desperately needs to learn to use his karate to generate offense instead of avoiding engaging. I thought his fight against Bader was brilliant. But this Machida was far from impressive.
I'm big fans of both of these guys but after this I'm very disappointed.