Thats not correct actually!
Sometimes, especially in MMA fights are being decided in a split second. Esecially in MMA and especially in a striking exchange is luck involved, because one punch can change the outcome especially at a weight class as high as 205lbs.
When you take a look back at the fight, it's clear to see, that in excatly the same moment when Machida comes in after the knee strike to deliver his straight left, Shogun starts to throw the overhand right in exactly the same moment as Lyoto.
This is a so called split second which I mentioned earlier. Such a situation can change the outcome of a fight and end an even battle right there, just like it did.
It wasn't a counter striker fro Shogun which delivered the KO blow, it was an exchange where two strikers start to deliver a punch and where one hit's the other and the other one misses.
It's pretty hard to deny that, cause thats exactly what happened.. even if Shogun Fans won't ever accept that and call Shogun strike a counter strike, even though it is more then obviously that it wasn't.
And this situation of course applies to many Knock Outs which we have seen in the past.
That makes no difference, because why do you think Machida's punch would have knocked Shogun out? How do you know that even would have happened? How do you know that even if Machida landed, Shogun would have followed through and hit him anyways while taking Machida's shot? There are far too many variables. You can't say "well, if he would have hit him first then it would be different!", it doesn't work that way, not at all.
If you go by that, I can easily say "if Arlovski's flying knee would have hit Fedor before Fedor's right hand connected, it would have been different", but then I'd be making excuses that don't make any sense.
Shogun dropped Machida and put him away within 3 minutes, there's nothing lucky about it.
Seriously, I like Machida as well but there's a limit to the level of excuses one can use, and saying a punch that Shogun threw to drop Machida landed and dropped Machida (the whole reason Shogun threw the punch) is lucky, is like saying any punch ever that dropped someone is lucky, cause that person could have moved to the left instead of the right, he could of backed up, ducked, he could have done something to avoid the punch but in a split second he didn't and thus the punch was lucky.
It makes no sense and is 100% an excuse that makes no sense whatsoever.