Originally Posted by imrik32
What a moron. He's going to counter the fact that machida counter attacks by...attacking...Yeah that'll work!
Machida's got this hands down.
If he fights like he says he will, not so sure. To beat those kind of fighters, i think its either all in, or all out. Go for the kill, or be very patient and wait for Machida to stop stepping out of range.
However, you are(well the rest of Machida fans as well) counting on the fact that machida's counterstriking is perfect and unbeatable. Sokoudjou managed to land a few hard shots before he was down and dominated.
Im not saying Thiago has any kind of striking power or speed like Sokoudjou , but his gameplan is not a bad idea, IF he has the tools to actually do it..
But in any case, i see this fight going down more than once.. if Machida has too much pressure, he will clinch, takedown, LnP and wait for a moment to pass and try submissions.
I also see Machida winning, but i honestly dont care about this fight, i dont know much about Thiago Silva, only what kind of fighter he is, and he is cocky. He can be undefeated as well, but his resume is not as good in my opinion.
Just look a little more about his interviews.. says Houston Alexander and James are harder opponents than Machida, something like that. I guess he just meant though as in dangerous at being hurt. It would be ridiculous of him to get a title shot, i have no idea what he is talking about. Same for Machida.
And its not like he traded much with Houston Alexander either, he just put him down and finished him.