Originally Posted by UJustGotChaeld
Umm no, Machida wasn't. If Weidman followed that up then Machida would have been close. It was not just 1 strike that hit Weidman. Not the same situation at all.
And yes .. had Weidman been able to land some more clean shots it might have been over. Similarly had Machida landed some clean shots when Chris was hurt the fight might have been over. Chris had good footwork and movement and was able to get away and recover.
Somehow you morons think saying Machida was close to stopping it is some insult to Chris you have to defend, it isn't. If anything it's a tribute to Chris' skills. He was hurt, he was tired, and he pushed through it.
The issue is what you are saying is not true.
Chris had Machida visibly rocked and that is not true of Machida.
No one has to admit something that is not ture, that you cannot gif or cite by time in the video. Did Machida land some great hard shots, yes. Did he appear to rock Chris or ever have near to be finished, no.