Originally Posted by osirus_4
I try not to comment, but every couple of years someone's stupidity just draws it out of me.
First of all, calling what Machida does karate is ludicrous.
Stop reading here. You have no idea what karate is, and obviously using the term "stupidity" is way off limits. Restrain youself of educating no one please.
Originally Posted by deltapapa
Boxers train to fight at a much closer distance than karatekas, and with bigger gloves that allow them to get used to risking taking shots that do less damage.
This, that's what I always say. Karate dissapeared from mainstream because it's useless in kickboxing fights. The bigger gloves made up for defensive striking and kickboxers run over you, the karateca, without problems.
But in MMA, as proved by Machida, it's another story.