Originally Posted by Dtwizzy2k5
Keeping your distance, which is Machida's specialty, will be very hard to do against somebody who has the longest reach in the UFC. Jon Jones will push the pace with his superior athleticism and aggressively punish Machida the same way he did to Shogun and the same way Shogun did to Machida.
if jones didn't have that insane reach, I'd give it to Machida, but he'll never stand far enough.
I still think Machida can pull it off, but with lots of work and some change in his style.