SIT THE FUKC DOWN EVANS!!!!!!!!!!
- 05-24-2009, 01:30 AM
- 05-24-2009, 01:39 AM
05-24-2009, 01:58 AM
05-24-2009, 04:23 AM
05-24-2009, 04:27 AM
I was pist off but Evans got his ass handed to em
05-24-2009, 04:32 AM
05-24-2009, 05:07 AM
While I was still rooting for him, I think Evans needed this loss. He was getting way too over-confident. He's a good fighter but not THAT good. I'm hoping he regroups, hones his techique, and comes back a better fighter.
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzfY-aXGcBY&feature=related"]YouTube - YOU GOT KNOCKED THA FUGGG OUT!!![/ame]
05-24-2009, 07:16 AM
Lyoto is going to hold that belt for a long time. I do not see rampage or anyone else causing any major concern for him.
05-24-2009, 09:17 AM
05-24-2009, 10:12 AM
05-24-2009, 11:11 AM
machida is a very special fighter. very quick, elusive, powerful, and seems totally calm at all times
05-24-2009, 11:49 AM
05-25-2009, 03:49 PM
05-27-2009, 09:07 AM
05-27-2009, 07:04 PM
Rashad got destroyed...I didn't know that Lyoto was that good. He sort of came out of no-where and then started destroying guys... He's not terribly charismatic and doesn't look that built...plus with the karate back ground I thought he was just a mid level guy.
The way he destroyed Rashad was unreal. I don't see Rampage beating this guy...I don't see anyone beating this guy. Too awkward when he throws.
05-27-2009, 11:42 PM
What's even scarier is that he made this last matchup mainly a brawl. No takedowns (which he has plenty), no submission attempts, etc. He's got much more than what he showed. Scary.
05-27-2009, 11:57 PM
Most people are naive to the real power of Shotakan Karate. If you didn't see Shotokan then you haven't been to a good school. Sure he cross trains & most good Shotokan schools do.
I got my black belt in Kung Fu, then joined a Great Shotokan School & had my ribs bruised month after month from sparring.
Shotokan is the real deal. Machida has brought the word "ART" back into MMA & the UFC! "KARATE IS BACK"...........Machida!!!!!!! !!!
05-28-2009, 03:32 AM
Been on the Machida wagon for a while. He is a very well rounded fighter. Shotokan black belt. BJJ black belt. Sumo. He will have the belt for a while.
What sucks is that this will probably actually serve to further water down what good karate that there is in the US. The McDojo's will definitely try to cash in on the Machida frenzy.
05-28-2009, 05:45 AM
I love the way now hes champ, everyone was on the band wagon before he was cool, and everyone knew the real power of karate when we all doubted it lawl.
Get a grip, Machida is unique, he is only 1 fish in the ocean that has been able to employ Karate technique, and even then his striking is not pure Shotakan, i believe he called is Karate "Machida".
His own brand.
All i know is, that chin is open and exposed when he comes in the way he does.
05-28-2009, 06:29 AM
his chin is sometimes exposed, but no one ever hits it. I think the compu-stats of the Evans fights shows 4 landed for Evans.
05-28-2009, 06:42 AM
Yeah, ive only ever seen a few shots hit him clean.
I wonder how he'd do with a 205lb inshape vitors hand speed or the shogun was saw in pride and a little in his last fight.
When Rashad had it there were tons of match ups but now we have the same position at 205 as we have in 185 and 170.
Very shallow pools.
05-28-2009, 07:12 AM
I agree there is shallow pools at 185 and maybe even 170, though i would have to disagree about 205. As far as how machida would fare against old shogun and such, lets not forget that rashad made everyone he fought look silly for the most part, and machida demolished him. His chin is exposed to a degree, but note how his stance has his head always wayyyyy back out of reach, and his footwork mis eratic, and hard to nail down. Rashad is known to have fast hands and machida made him look like someone hit the pause button on rashad.
05-28-2009, 09:12 AM
I don't know about everyone else but the many of the fighters in the UFC were startiing to look the same as far as striking, throwing looping sledgehammer hooks hoping to land something.
Rogan and many others keep saying his style is "Unorthodox". To me that's is a load of crap. His is perhaps the closest to an pure Orthodox striking Art we have seen in the UFC in along time and to me it's a relief!
Rogan was right when he said the striking in the UFC is subpar to the striking in K1 and boxing.
Machida has brought KARATE back to the UFC and the limelight, he said so himself. A great practical ART that stresses striking and footwork.
KARATE IS BACK!
05-28-2009, 09:26 AM
Yep i got into martial arts at 4 years old via Karate (wado ryu) and stuck with it for 12 years.
It has some excellent base principles.
205 imo looks extremely shallow now, like you said Rashad was looking like he was up there with the best in the division then Machida ruins him.
Not just beats or KO's but negates his whole game whilst imposing his.
Thats what makes it shallow imo. Sure the fight for contention is ok, but as for real and actual contenders to his style, very few.
Anyone know what his BJJ is like? I know BJ Penn couldnt sub him but Machida had about 30lbs on him i think.
My uncle is an ex world champ in the same style as GSP, and 5th dan, when i sparr with him in MMA training he is like lightning.
In, peppers me with precision shots and POOF gone again, but over the last 14 months ive learnt some perfect counters for it and the fact he keeps his hips pushed forward.
Am i saying i could beat Machida? LOL no. Im not even saying countering would work in this fashion.
Point is, over time, coaches and fighters will adapt no matter how unorthadox the technique is.
Think Gracie and UFC 1. "Hes got him in some sort of hold"
05-28-2009, 10:37 PM
umm 205 shallow? we have like 9 or the top 10 ranked fighters in the world and thats shallow? poor statement. you might me a lot have fought eachother????
05-28-2009, 10:47 PM
Damn I really hate this thread title, why do so many people not like him? I've been a fan since ultimate fighter
05-29-2009, 05:40 AM
Shallow as in terms of title contention.
Of course UFC is going to have the top ranked in the world in most divisions, its basically a monopoly.
We already have fighters going up and down weights to take fights because theres no one in their division worthy of a shot, the talent divide is huge and seemingly none more so than at 205.
Who is there to take on Machida given his ultimate destruction of Evans?
People are saying Evans wasent a great fighter but we're forgetting who he dispatched to get there.
05-29-2009, 08:58 AM
I dont disagree about 205. It does seem shallow now. In all honesty, Cain, Shogun, Jardine maybe Franklin again or even Hendo dont seem as though they are legit threats. I think Hendo could be the most interesting of the bunch in all honesty
05-29-2009, 09:03 AM
Yup if hendo destroys Bisping (im praying he wont) he should go up and fight Machida but more than likely will go for Silva again.
05-29-2009, 09:25 AM
He is pateint enough to make machida work.
Also, I hope he destroys Bisping, he is going to need to end it, as a decision will go to Bisping
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