Originally Posted by Leglock05
Bold statement - Machida's best days are behind him. He's got maybe a 1 year left of decent performances. Yesterday was such an awful performance Not sure what the game plan for Machida was last night? run around for 3 rounds, get cracked and tossed like a rag doll and then once you fall behind 3 rounds then come out gassed and try to KO Weidman? Really?
Can Machida reinvent himself or will he be like penn?
Btw those saying Machida > Vitor...please let me know what your smoking
Last night was pretty close to the best Machida we've ever seen. He fought like he always fights, and Weidman nullified it beautifully.
With that said, for all his brilliance in measuring timing and distance, Machida has never had the greatest sense of how to best use match time, or even round time, to take rounds and win fights. Which is why he's lost fights we all know he could/should have won.
That wasn't the case here. Chris had him outmatched... but Machida could definitely have improved his odds had he come to grips earlier (say midway through round 2) with with the fact that he wasn't going to win rounds by sniping from the outside as he usually does.