RodrigoRua Posted November 23, 2010 Report Share Posted November 23, 2010 Im brazilian, so its no surprise im proud of all brazilians fighters and its no surprise I WAS IN MACHIDA TRAIN SINCE DAY ONE. However, after ufc 123 I really start to ask myself about Machida and my conclusion was that HE IS A FRAUD. He is a great fighter, yes but with some easy fights on his history (in UFC) He got big after defeating Thiago wich was a really good fight and he won decisively. We all know Rampage was going to fight Rashad for the title but due to injuries Machida got the shot. Well, Rashads style was just perfect to Machida and on top of it Machida had 5 rounds to score points. Then, when Machida finally fought a big name (Shogun) he couldnt be the dragon anymore ... why ?? Just because a good and experienced fighter doesnt get fooled by Machida like Thiago, Ortiz and Rashad did .... and Rampage just confirmed that by putting pression on Machida. Its true Rampage didnt do much either but his game plan was just perfect to win by UD. I hope im wrong but depending on who Machida fights next he will loose again and again and I wouldnt be surprised If sometime in 2012 he just get cut or disapear from UFC. The only way Machida could get back to the top is if he changes his style (his crap elusiveness just dont work with experienced fighters anymore) and become more agressive. RIP Machida What you guys thinks ?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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