What's with the Machida hate?

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frizzzlecake
2/24/13 2:07:41PM

His fight last night was actually a great fight to watch. Machida was so technical and cerebral. As much as I love Hendo and the H-bomb, I easily love watching Machida slip it and counter with nice body kicks. Hendo had what two months to prepare for this fight? and it's not like Machida changed his style, Hendo simply didn't have an answer. I would have loved to see another two rounds of that fight, and feel as a fan we got robbed of watching two more outstanding rounds of true MMA. Machida has his own style and no one can duplicate it, anyone can stand and trade, but not everyone can slip H-Bombs and land counter making it look so easy.

Just my two cents. Cannot wait to see Bones vs. machida 2!
Chael_Sonnen
2/24/13 2:34:13PM
The fight was soooo intense that I had to drop the kids off at the pool....can't wait to see Machida get a West Linn honky tonk beatdown by yours truly.......

Machida's elusiveness was utterly fantastic.....against a tired 41 year old.

Just my $100.00 worth.
prozacnation1978
2/24/13 2:49:06PM
Booed him cause he didn't really attack
And I had him losing that fight.

A couple retards near me. Quite the whole night started yelling racist Asian slurs loud at machida. I won't say what said but there was a guy half asian behind them they yelled the slurs to his face. Fuck a fight almost broke out.

Anyways two jerk got kicked out of arena.
Lungsofsteel
2/24/13 3:02:29PM
He doesnt exchange and he kept running away. Can't really blame him though it was dan henderson he was fighting
sparky
2/24/13 3:06:47PM
Personally I'm glad that was not a 5 round fight. It was one of the weaker fights on the card as far as excitement goes. Machida did more circling away then anything else. Very uneventful fight to say the least. I scored it 29-28 Henderson but it was very close
prophecy033
2/24/13 3:10:54PM
Ive never really like the guy. Shit, I was rooting for Tito to beat him if that tells you anything
grappler0000
2/24/13 3:15:49PM
You have to admit it's a little ironic to question people hating on the Machida fight, while simultaneously hating on a more exciting fight in the process.
mrsmiley
2/24/13 4:10:50PM
I went pretty much as I figured it would. Dan looking to land the big ole' right hand while Machida stayed out of harms way,landing just enough to take the decison.
tcunningham
2/24/13 8:52:18PM
hendo is my favorite fighter, and i have always enjoyed watching machidas technical stand up, but that fight was SHIT. im not an uneducated fan, im an MMA fighter myself, but when i can count 28 SECONDS between exchanges (seriously, i counted) that's ridiculous and very hard to enjoy. hendo looked very uncoordinated also.
warglory
2/24/13 10:47:13PM
I'm not sure what everyone was expecting? This was a total clash of styles. Machida is elusive (for the love of all that is Holy, the man does NOT run away), and Hendo looks for the big bomb. Were you guys expecting Machida to stand and bang with one of the most lethal KO artists in MMA?

Machida did what he normally does, and landed a similar amount of significant strikes as Hendo.

Fickleness is a bitch.
prozacnation1978
2/24/13 11:06:20PM
I wanted hendo to win then realized I bet a noob 20 gatorades at work for machida to win

And no it wasn't my idea to bet Gatorade
Bubbles
2/24/13 11:06:41PM
if you applaud Machida, you by default cannot hate Guida for his style vs Maynard.
Pookie
2/25/13 1:00:57AM

Posted by Bubbles

if you applaud Machida, you by default cannot hate Guida for his style vs Maynard.



Guida landed a comical 14% of his strikes and none of them with power. Lyoto just fought the way he had too. Hendos hand speed is fast. He almost got clipped a few times.
frizzzlecake
2/25/13 2:10:56AM

Posted by grappler0000

You have to admit it's a little ironic to question people hating on the Machida fight, while simultaneously hating on a more exciting fight in the process.



I didn't mean this to be a slight towards Ronda's fight, I would have been happy to see this fight as the headliner in Fox Fuel 7. To be honest I just wanted 2 more rounds.

I mean Stann vs. Wand most likely won't need 10 mins to solve there differences in the cage.
frizzzlecake
2/25/13 2:21:58AM

Posted by Bubbles

if you applaud Machida, you by default cannot hate Guida for his style vs Maynard.



Oh really? Tell me more about how Guida is known to be a great illusive cerebral striker, who makes people pay with counters.
jay98107
2/25/13 3:39:26AM

Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by Bubbles

if you applaud Machida, you by default cannot hate Guida for his style vs Maynard.



Oh really? Tell me more about how Guida is known to be a great illusive cerebral striker, who makes people pay with counters.



A voice of reason. If all Machida does is run, how is he winning fights? Somebody ask Shogun how to beat him, simply running away doesn't win you fights and a UFC belt.
Bubbles
2/25/13 8:27:40AM

Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by Bubbles

if you applaud Machida, you by default cannot hate Guida for his style vs Maynard.



Oh really? Tell me more about how Guida is known to be a great illusive cerebral striker, who makes people pay with counters.


its the style of their fight that night, not their overall game...I didnt think I would have had to spell it out for you
Bubbles
2/25/13 8:31:10AM

Posted by Pookie

Guida landed a comical 14% of his strikes and none of them with power. Lyoto just fought the way he had too. Hendos hand speed is fast. He almost got clipped a few times.


both fought with the same style. We have seen a number of times that swinging and missing = points on judges scorecards. It's a double standard, people don't like Guida will be biased in seeing something different.
george112
2/25/13 8:54:20AM
machida is a counter striker and he did just that. its damn hard to watch because frankly its pretty boring without a KO.

every time hendo came in he pretty much always got hit with a hard knee.

the last 30 sec was the most exciting part of the fight. machida actually stood in front of hendo and LOOKED like he might let his hands go.

forgetful fight Imo
postman
2/25/13 9:12:00AM
Fight went the just as I thought it would would just hoped one or the other would have hit the canvas. I thought it was pretty exciting I was on the edge of my seat just waiting for that one punch to land. I would have liked to see 2 more rounds. I thought Dan worked his kicks allot more then usual. He was throwing from both sides. wasn't Hendo Shogun but it wasn't Quarry Starnes either.
grappler0000
2/25/13 12:48:22PM

Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by grappler0000

You have to admit it's a little ironic to question people hating on the Machida fight, while simultaneously hating on a more exciting fight in the process.



I didn't mean this to be a slight towards Ronda's fight, I would have been happy to see this fight as the headliner in Fox Fuel 7. To be honest I just wanted 2 more rounds.

I mean Stann vs. Wand most likely won't need 10 mins to solve there differences in the cage.



I know what you're saying. As a counter point though, the only reason why we would need 2 more rounds is because they didn't go after it like Rousey/Carmouche did and like Silva/Stann most likely will. So, when you consider how reserved each guy was knowing it would only go 15, it's scary to think how much action wouldn't happen if it were slated for 25. I'd say we might be lucky it was only a 3 round fight. If that fight went 5 rounds as the main event, the headlines would be stating what a snoozefest the event was rather than being a homerun. And I'm not trying to shit on Machida/Hendo either. I enjoyed the fight to a certain extent, but it was below average at best IMO.
frizzzlecake
2/25/13 5:50:46PM

Posted by Bubbles


Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by Bubbles

if you applaud Machida, you by default cannot hate Guida for his style vs Maynard.



Oh really? Tell me more about how Guida is known to be a great illusive cerebral striker, who makes people pay with counters.


its the style of their fight that night, not their overall game...I didnt think I would have had to spell it out for you



The difference being Machida alway's bring's that style because that's how he fight's, I wasn't surpised one bit with his fight that night. A lot of people including m self were baffled that clay would try his best Machida impression(which was horrible), instead of riding the horse that got him to the race. Guida in my opinion could have outworked Maynard and made him gas, because normally that's his style, but he chose a very odd gameplan that cost him the fight.
frizzzlecake
2/25/13 5:58:18PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by frizzzlecake


Posted by grappler0000

You have to admit it's a little ironic to question people hating on the Machida fight, while simultaneously hating on a more exciting fight in the process.



I didn't mean this to be a slight towards Ronda's fight, I would have been happy to see this fight as the headliner in Fox Fuel 7. To be honest I just wanted 2 more rounds.

I mean Stann vs. Wand most likely won't need 10 mins to solve there differences in the cage.



I know what you're saying. As a counter point though, the only reason why we would need 2 more rounds is because they didn't go after it like Rousey/Carmouche did and like Silva/Stann most likely will. So, when you consider how reserved each guy was knowing it would only go 15, it's scary to think how much action wouldn't happen if it were slated for 25. I'd say we might be lucky it was only a 3 round fight. If that fight went 5 rounds as the main event, the headlines would be stating what a snoozefest the event was rather than being a homerun. And I'm not trying to shit on Machida/Hendo either. I enjoyed the fight to a certain extent, but it was below average at best IMO.



I see your point,but how much less active could they have gotten? Machida and Hendo looked really fresh after the fight, I think had it been 5 rounds we would have more of the same possible more action if one fighter thought they were losing. But we just don't know for sure.
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