again, how do you end a fight vs a guy that runs away from every real exchange?? lol the challenger has to take it from the running champion... the reason for the kicks was it was all he could get since machida wanted none of any real exchange.... i dont know what you watching besides that one flurry in the third (which ended with a biggest shot of the exchange, Shoguns big right that bkaced machida off) where did Machida try to end it?? you consider that knee trying to end it?? then how about the knees that made machidas ribs look like they were bleeding internally??
Again, more made up judging rules... the challenger has to try n end it?? lol, no, he has to win, by submission, KO or points... winning a decision is trying to win the fight, he was doing the most damage the only way machida and his runaway style allow, in and out quickly, with big leg shots, i dont know what else you want?? Its fair that he Shogun can control the fight but since he doesnt do his usual berserker leave himself at risk, which is esp dangerous against a guy like machida he doesnt win...
ill write it down, the only way judges will give a win over machida is if you fight dumb, leave yourself completely open to counters all match and risk losing a fight you are controlling.... sounds real fair
nobody wants to give Shogun the credit he deserves, AMAZING, this guy fights like Wandy most of the time, but he came in calm, composed and played machidas game and beat him at it, thats a true MMArtist, he adapted to his opponent, changed a style he has been famous for for years and used a completely different strategy to beat a very cunning and game opponent. He should be LAUDED for this, not scorned, if Wandy did the same ppls jaws would drop, changing your entire style to adjust to an unconvential fighter, and not only doing it well, pretty much beating an "unbeatable" opponenet with his own style, amazing and history making imo
When have you ever seen Machida change his style?? Never... he never comes out super aggressive, he always counters and backs up.... he couldnt adjust on the fly whatsoever to what Shogun was doing, but all i ever hear is about how he is one of the most intelligent, cunning fighters in the game.... i dont think Spider would take a leg beating while landing nothing and not adjust like that, it was shameful imo, he knows one style, if you beat him at it, he seems lost. Good thing his style allows him to not get KO'd or rocked since it invovles running from every big exchange unless you have signigigant advantage or land 1st.