Posted by grappler0000
Posted by Gipper
i hope to see the bjj of silva dominate the karate of machida because in my mind bjj rules over karate as a martial art.
I would say that Machida's BJJ is just as good if not better than Silva's.
You know in spite of as much of a Machida Nuthugger i am, i disagree with you here.
I Personally think Thiago is great on the ground, uses his BJJ to transition and has heavy enough hands to make it hell if he gets mount. He has more tools and is geniunely better on the ground then machida IMO.
On the feet however Thiago is way out of his league here, and i doubt he has good enough takedowns to bring Machida down to his world.
Thiago is a heavyhanded puncher but he lacks alot in his Stand-up in terms of footwork, mobility, headmovement, hand speed, reflex-timing, and possibly even cardio. Despite his tendency to win by TKO i feel he is a much better ground fighter than stand-up fighter.