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Old 07-06-2014, 06:10 PM   #61

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Originally Posted by Leglock05 View Post
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.

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:13 PM   #62

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Machida will be back...

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:19 PM   #63

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Just give it up for Weidman. You don't have to trash your favorite hero fighters when they lose. Weidman is a really good fighter, likeable guy, he can be your new hero

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:19 PM   #64

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Originally Posted by CPH View Post
So your plan would be for Machida to be aggressive earlier, Right? ..then get taken down, forced to defend Weidman's top game for 3 rounds and get finished. Maybe this works in whatever video game it is you play?
After it became clear he wasn't going to win the points battle, this should have been his gameplan, though.

Yes it would have increased the chances of him being taken down and of him being finished... but it would also have increased the chances of him winning the fight.

This is very different from suggesting that Machida was the better fighter who just had a bad gameplan. Weidman was clearly the better fighter... and when you fight a better fighter a lot of times the only way you're going to have a shot is to take some chances.

Machida shoulda pulled the goalie after round 2 at the latest.

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Old 07-06-2014, 06:21 PM   #65

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That's because MMA fans only think fighters are past their primes once they start losing. I've seen plenty of people that talk about boxing saying that Mayweather is past his prime while he is still undefeated, MMA fans would simply say "he's 46-0 how can he be past his prime?"

What exactly are you saying?

Machida is past his prime?

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