Posted by The_Ho_Bag
Posted by JimiMak
The Machida fight EASILY. The best LHW in the world finally gets his well earned shot. Two undefeated guys for the title. How could you not be excited?
imo i think machida is overrated in the UFC . who has he fought that's worth mentioning in the octagon, he has wins over BJ and franklin but that was in the past.(soko is overrated,almost lost to tito.) i respect his skills, i think the way has has adapted his karate style to MMA is amazing but like some people have said he hasn't fought top-level competition to get a shot. granted he is on 6-fight win streak i just think he would loose to Evans and Rampage. to me Evans would be his 1st real test.
how is he the best LHW in the world btw? =)
Ok lets look at recent history: His fight over Thiago (the one that was "gonna legitimize him" to the haters) was very exciting and he finished great. There is no argument for "almost losing to Tito". He dominated every minute of that fight. A guys who's never attempted a triangle in his UFC career tried one that was countered perfectly by a Nog BB (might've looked in trouble for a sec but rolled perfectly). He's not been given the best list of competitors, mostly ppl that didn't want to engage and got outpointed the whole time. If you wanna go way back you can't discount the Franklin and BJ fights. A lot of looking at a competitor is about looking at HIM. He had a slow few matches against no names like Hoger that were more afraid of losing than trying to win. Middle of his career. He's been doing nothing but stepping his game up and I don't see anyone beating him right now. Keep in mind we rarely see his great ground game.
I'd bet anything right now that he can finish Rashad in less than five and Rampage w/in three.
If you watch his fights throughout the years he engages more in the smaller ring, he's never not engaged he jsut picks ppl apart and doesn't let them touch him. How anyone can say that isn't more skill than most pro fighters show is BEYOND me on the highest level. The point isn't to let yourself be hit. The more technical boxers get all the glory, but in mma being so technical you make your opponents look like amateurs is "bad"???
He's shown me he's the best LHW, if you're not convinced that's ok, you soon will be.