That pretty sums up my positions on Machida as well.I'm not a big fan of the Machida FIGHTS, but I'm a huge fan of Machida himself.
I think his fights are boring, that he doesn't really provide much as far as entertainment goes, but hell, I think he's a great fighter with loads of skills. And I think that if he becomes a champion, the UFC will have nothing to do besides spot him in a few good fights like Page, Griffin, etc, etc. And that would just force Machida prove to the world that even though he's not interesting to watch, he's still got some serious skills and he diserves the tittle.
So yeah, I'm cheering for him on this fight, cheering that he'll take the belt, and that he'll show everyone how you can have defensive skills and still be a great fighter.