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THE_AXE_MURDERER
2/25/07 12:37:22AM
How about those leg kicks by Hayato Mach they were fuckin badass! Sakurai is the only thing I can be happy about tonight.
Svartorm
2/25/07 2:10:25AM
He looked extremely sharp tonight. I think him and Diaz would make for a phenominal fight next time they're stateside. Props to Danzig for making it a fight though.
roadking95th
2/25/07 3:05:07AM
Mach looked very dominate. He's moved up my rankings to #2, ahead of Gomi.
SteedTheDeed
2/25/07 8:07:45PM
mach basically dominated danzig but it was really entertaining
hippysmacker
2/25/07 8:12:59PM
It looked like he was toying with him in the 2nd. Sort of a Roy Jones Jr/Ali thing where he demonsrated he could do whatever he wanted and had no fear. Styles make fight's and I think those leg kicks might really do some damage to Diaz. Mach's quick KO loss to Gomi was becase of Gomi's power IMO. Diaz lacks that power and would be wise to go the ground if this happens. Of course this is all predicated on Diaz beating Gomi in the rematch.
aceprone
2/25/07 8:15:02PM
Got to admire someone who can keep their hands at their waist and still out strike you. A little bit of Roy Jones Jr, flavor. Very impressive.
Trapt1nw0nder
2/25/07 9:15:23PM

Posted by hippysmacker

It looked like he was toying with him in the 2nd. Sort of a Roy Jones Jr/Ali thing where he demonsrated he could do whatever he wanted and had no fear. Styles make fight's and I think those leg kicks might really do some damage to Diaz. Mach's quick KO loss to Gomi was becase of Gomi's power IMO. Diaz lacks that power and would be wise to go the ground if this happens. Of course this is all predicated on Diaz beating Gomi in the rematch.



Diaz vs Sakurai would also be a great fight,but yea i would give the edge to Sakurai since he is much more well rounded than Gomi.I would still root for Nick Diaz though and i wouldnt count him out either,he is still young and impressing me more and more every fight so he will just get better and better
Stickan
2/25/07 9:27:59PM
He looked twice as big as Danzig and nothing Mac did fazed him at all. Those legkicks were murderous, I bet he could chop down trees with those. He also made some amazing throws.

I just hope this performance wasn't mainly because of the huge weight difference. He looked awesome in there.
ManBeast
2/26/07 12:20:20AM

Posted by THE_AXE_MURDERER

How about those leg kicks by Hayato Mach they were fuckin badass! Sakurai is the only thing I can be happy about tonight.



Mach is known for his leg kicks. Mach was the main reason I started really getting into MMA, his old shooto fights are awesome.

IMO I think Mach would defeat Gomi (if gomi is still champ after diaz) in a rematch and take the LW belt with him.
shocktek
2/26/07 3:19:00AM
He looked so calm and in control kind of reminded me of fedor and his brother. He was def a highlight of the pride 33.
Dadaman
2/26/07 3:48:40AM
Sakurai's striking was so on point.

Since his loss to Gomi he seems as though he's reached some new plateau of fighting/training.

I think the Sakurai we saw against Mac would be a better match up for Diaz than Gomi. As calm, collected, and supremely experienced as Sakurai is he wouldn't play into Diaz's trash talking to try and swing like nuts on him.

Livershot
2/26/07 7:52:16AM
Mach was hugely impressive, but this didn't come as a surprise as Mach is hugely impressive

I think he would beat Diaz comfortably
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