Originally Posted by Jackonflame
Everyone, including Weidman and his camp accused Machida of having a glass chin and predicted an early KO victory. Didn't happen.
Others said Weidman would take Machida down at will and once it hit the ground, Chris would end the fight with devastating GNP. Didn't happen.
Still others exaggerated about Weidman's superior BJJ skills and predicted that Chris would take Machida's back and sub him. Again, didn't happen.
Machida lost but in the process made Chris look very beatable.
The odds for this fight were fairly close and that's reflective of the general perception that this was going to be an evenly contested scrap. It's disingenuous to claim, after the fact, that "everyone" predicted that Weidman would score an early KO/GNP/submission. So, since the premise is almost certainly flawed, so is the logical conclusion. I think Machida actually did worse than a lot of people thought, including myself, and the fact that he was beaten down in 4 of 5 rounds is something that most people probably didn't predict.