I think this is a very good match up to get Machida's mind back into a more fighting spirit, but I don't think his last loss was mentally damaging, split decision isn't as damaging as getting knocked the **** out. You could tell he wasn't afraid of getting hit like Rashad has in his fights since Machida put him out. But I totally agree, he should try to keep it a standing match and use his speed and agility to go for a KO.
This fight could go either way.
Randy is exceptionally skilled, and exceptionally intelligent, but he's starting to get a little old ^^.
Machida is also an extremely cerebral fighter, so I'm predicting problems in pulling the trigger for both of them, until Randy gets his clinch, which will be the story of the fight.
Either guy can win a decision here, I don't think Machida will knock Randy out.
You mean the one where Cung Le smashed the **** out of Smith for 2.9 rounds to get caught by a nice punch in the dying seconds?
Originally Posted by Holy Moment
Oh yeah, THAT one.
Hey man, that's Scott Smith's MO, he's made a career of getting beat up for most of the fight, and the pull out a KO. It was his plan all along, to lull Cung in to a false sense of safety and the POW!
Originally Posted by ADM
That's not as ridiculous as it seems, considering the late fight KO of Pete 'Drago' Sell.
Originally Posted by Gidi
And Benji Radach too.
Originally Posted by Colin
That was a good fight.
Now all the tickets have been sold out and and its hard to watch in the stadium,so we have to manage our resources where we can watch UFC 126 Live Stream for free.