Posted by king_katool
Posted by JimiMak
Rashad has no real shot. Machida is much better in every respect. Another top fighter looks amateurish next to The Dragon.
just like he had no shot vs chuck, "chuck has made a career beating wrestlers, evans doesnt have a chance", havent you all learned not to count rashad out, other fights too look at kos he just got KTFO by a newcomer, ANYTHING can happen in the octagon
I don't think I ever made a comment like that about Rashad before. I thought he'd lose to Chuck but w/ their respective recent performances I wasn't that surprised. There aren't many fighters that I talk like this about, an I won't do it forever w/ Machida.... BUT w/ him, right now at this point in time I would put my pick/money on Machida against anyone.
AND when you break it down, of course he has the puncher's chance... but beyond that. He doesn't have the headwork, the footwork, the technical striking, the subs.... His wrestling only goes so far when against a JJBB (esp a Nog BB)... where is there a realistic advantage for him?
You don't base a career, nor a bet, around a puncher's chance. He could get the ko, but how many of these "lucky shots" can he get? He's not a great striker, he's just landing good shots at opportune times. I don't see him doing that against Machida, course I'm obviously no claire voyant of mma.