Okay,who would win? Prime Sakuraba or Machida?

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POLL: Who takes this fight?
Sakuraba all the way! 7% (2)
Machida takes it 93% (27)
mrsmiley
12/13/11 8:33:31PM
Don't know why but I was thinking about this all day.
The new age wrestler vs the karate master.
Who wins, Sakuraba during his hayday or Machida?
Budgellism
12/13/11 9:01:58PM
Machida. He's too damn big and too skilled for Sakuraba.
grappler0000
12/13/11 9:05:35PM
Machida. He'd light him up on the feet...and wouldn't be able to tie him up and get it to the mat. Bad matchup for Sakuraba IMO.
TeamDEY
12/13/11 9:46:28PM
There is no comparison. Machida would absolutely destroy the best Sakuraba ever. Just completely different levels.
FastKnockout
12/13/11 9:57:19PM
Funny, I was thinking about Saku earlier. About back when he was facing Kevin Randleman and came out dressed like Mario, because the Japanese fans called Randleman Donkey Kong. haha. Good stuff.

But yeah, Machida takes it. Saku would make it entertaining, though.
DeadHead988
12/13/11 10:16:04PM
SAKU 4 LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pookie
12/14/11 12:58:33AM
I think Sakuraba in his prime could have been the foil to Georges St. Pierre.
ncordless
12/14/11 7:03:02AM
Saku was the man, but Machida would be a brutal style match up for him. Saku couldn't get it to the ground, and he would pose no threat on the feet to Machida at all.
ncordless
12/14/11 7:04:56AM

Posted by Pookie

I think Sakuraba in his prime could have been the foil to Georges St. Pierre.



That would be an interesting fight in that it is one of the few people that would be able to get offense going off his back. But my guess is we'd see Sakuraba jabbed in the eye for 5 rounds.
Aether
12/14/11 8:29:08AM

Posted by grappler0000

Machida. He'd light him up on the feet...and wouldn't be able to tie him up and get it to the mat. Bad matchup for Sakuraba IMO.



This. Wouldn't even be a fight, Sakuraba would just be battered unconscious, wouldn't come anywhere close to scoring a takedown.
prophecy033
12/14/11 3:29:23PM
Machida but it would be close. GREAT fantasy fight
KungFuMaster
12/14/11 4:23:28PM
Sakuraba would be too small and he would not be fast enough to grab a hold of Machida - and even so, Machida has one of the best take-down credentials in the sport.

IMO, it would be a lopsided affair but it would have been a treat to see it.
40ouncetpkid
12/14/11 9:26:05PM
Their is just no way sakaraba could get him down. Machida would embarass him and KO him.
ghandikush
12/14/11 11:46:59PM
The pride ring scoring and softer gloves would make a hell of a difference.
RhythmAndStyle
12/29/11 1:04:16AM
would be fun while it lastd, but Saku leaves himself open too much..and thats when Machida would catch him..or Machida could just out point him to death..
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