Machida and UFC 89
- 07-16-2008, 06:18 PM
- 07-16-2008, 06:21 PM
I guess you beat me by a few seconds. I'll delete my thread.
Yeah it is stacking up to be pretty decent.
07-16-2008, 07:15 PM
07-16-2008, 07:45 PM
Hmm, I wonder who Wand's going to fight now. Perhaps the Rampage rumor will come true. I really hope Thiago rapes Diego; I can't stand that guy.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-17-2008, 04:10 AM
07-17-2008, 07:05 AM
07-18-2008, 02:32 AM
07-18-2008, 10:10 PM
07-19-2008, 02:05 AM
07-19-2008, 08:44 AM
that would be awesome. As much as I am not a diego fan, he will bring the fight and most likely get caught by an Alves knee (i.e. Karo)
07-23-2008, 01:38 PM
07-23-2008, 02:28 PM
07-23-2008, 02:44 PM
he looked terrible this weekend, however, I think he will be better at 205 than HWY. Could be a good fight though
07-24-2008, 02:06 AM
07-24-2008, 02:36 AM
07-24-2008, 09:16 AM
he does look sickly, although I think he will be pretty good at 205 as a striker. However a lot of guys at 205 will have his #
07-24-2008, 09:19 AM
I got goose bumps when I read it - Machida vs Silva.
Both men have zero losses so far in their published career - both have beaten physically stronger opponents (Machida - McDonald, Silva - H. Alexander).
And now this dream match. I root for Machida, though I dig Silva's gestures after he has won a fight.
07-24-2008, 10:00 AM
07-24-2008, 11:11 AM
Rodja, you should do a little avant or advanced research into who is upper LHW and who not
Seriously, I think Machida can be summed up as "totally amazing", now having added Tito Ortiz to his carte d'oeuvre, Silva of course got a little lucky in the fight vs. Irvin.
I seriously believe both would deserve a title shot, but also know that they are difficult to market (another UFC champion who can't speak english?) - that's why I can imagine it will take some time until one of them gets a title shot, possibly too long.
But, yeah, I think both are upper LHW, Machida even worldwide top 5.
07-24-2008, 11:16 AM
07-24-2008, 11:30 AM
boy its getting awfully uncomfortable in here
Rodja who would you consider better at 205 than Machida? I do agree he needs more high profile fights, but he beats who they put infront of him, and many guys seem to be keeping away from him. I mean, Hackelman even said he didnt want Chuck to take that fight.
07-24-2008, 11:37 AM
07-24-2008, 11:37 AM
Chuck would have problems with Machida because Machida throws straight punches and is more elusive than Chuck. Wand would have the same problem with the straight punches.
M.Ed. Ex Phys
07-24-2008, 12:02 PM
Vera would be interesting, but to be fair Vera needs more time at 205 to get used to the cut.
See there are no definites, which does show that maybe after and if he beats Thiago, he should get a title shot.
07-24-2008, 12:39 PM
07-24-2008, 01:58 PM
Better yet, Professional Dodgeball.
However, I can't argue with his success. He's hard to beat, I just hate the guy's style. Smart fighting or Beijing Olympic Track Meet? It's a thin line and he seems to cross back & forth on it, but I think he could be the future of LHW as you mentioned
I really can't stand Chunk Lidell either, and I think Ryoto would beat Chunk by decision. That's a lesser of two evils fight for me, but if Chunk hires a solid Sprint coach, it would be close.
I'm just bust'n your balls. Ryoto is my roommates favorite fighter and rip on him all day about it. I really dislike Ryoto's IMO, overly cautious style.
07-24-2008, 02:33 PM
07-24-2008, 04:02 PM
07-24-2008, 04:27 PM
Chunk Liddell? Seriously? I thought we got rid of the bad name change jokes when Norris got banned. Step it up, Volcum, yuck, yuck, yuck.
07-24-2008, 04:29 PM
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