What do you guys think.
Rampage is now out due to an injured jaw that needs surgery.
itll still be a very good fight...but rampage deserved it more IMO
Rampage will be back. Not sure what the recovery time will be on that kind of surgery though. Too bad he'll be fighting Machida for the belt, cuz I wanted to see, as he calls it, some black on black crime! I liked Rampage after TUF but after that trash talking I'm now a H U G E Jackson fan!
Has this fight been officially announced? I'm just not sold on Machida. Who else is there though?
Yeah his image is now on the card on the ufc site.
Just bout impossible to call this one. Machida's style...You just cant train for it. I hope he wins, I cant stand sugar[great fighter yes]
I soooo badly wanted to see Rampage Evans :-(
I'd lovvvvvvve to see Sugar get knocked out. But more important I just want a win for machida. On the other hand I too wanted Ram/Evans and that would be put off for a while if Evans loses. Hard to call in that sense too.
Though I am interested in a Rashad/Lyoto, my interest in a Rashad/Page was much, MUCH higher .
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It's still a good marketing angle for the UFC (2 undefeated fighters have never fought for a title) and I also think that Machida has adapted his style slightly more recently to be more aggressive. Neither fighter has ever really been hit hard, so it's hard to gauge their chins.
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IMO one more win for Machida over a scrub would make him more appealing.
Honestly, i think the reason i want to see jackson evans more, is because i really think machida is going to beat evans, and possibly jackson after that. then i wont care as much about jackson v evans, because they will have both just been beat. Does that make sense? I am being a wicked machida whore recently.
Record means ****. That argument is irrelevant. Yes, he beat Silva and in a convincing fashion. I can give a **** about everyone else he has beat and the Tito fight was total BS. Who has Silva beat himself?
I'm not sold based on his prior opponents.
Machida is a matchup problem for everyone at 205, and IMO should 70% of the time beat Evans. However, Evans is tremendously athletic, and should make this a very tough matchup for Machida. All I know is I am anxious to see it.
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