Posted by Jackelope
I am like a ghost they can not find me
I love that quote. I love how Machida brings a new mental game to the sport like no one else has. He is a true artist.
Those that find him boring I would argue probably don't have a strong traditional martial arts upbringing. Don't get me wrong- it's not an insult. It just is. You don't have to have a strong traditional upbringing to be tough or to be a fan of MMA. You're just a different kind of fan than someone who does have that upbringing.
If you get deep into the martial arts philosophies (especially Karate) you can see how Machida has truly become a master. His style is like Crane and Snake. The smoke and mirrors style. He reminds me of some character out of a movie. I appreciate the art he brings into the octagon.
Well said! At the time Machida is able to add more combinations to his illusive style instead of just single shots he could be pretty close to Anderson Silva and finishing every opponent. He is coming from a point karate background, so it comes from there..
Anyways he was close finishing some of his opponents, so he' s not just waiting for the judges descision.
Some like the brawlers, some like the martial artists. I'd say good to have them both for a diverse fight sport.