Henderson vs Machida...
Question, did you score it 29-28, 29-28, 28-29??
That was the official result but I just couldn't see past a draw... Yes it was boring, not a lot happening but the second round in particular was just quiet, both landed some shots but nothing that did much.
I thought it was 29-28 (purely because of the TD at the end), 10-10, 28-29.
I think if Henderson had disengaged at the end of the first meaning Machida wouldn't have got the trip it may have been a draw.
Id love to agree as im a huge Henderson fan but lets be honest here he looked very slow and poor against Machida no way in hell was that a draw all he did was try land that big bomb which Machida was in and out in and out. Granted he had a small spell on top but even that was not enough in my opinion.
Every fight Machida has is boring unless his opponents lose their composure and end up getting kicked in the face.
I'd never pay to watch him fight.
All the skills in the world but chooses to point score 99.9% of the time.
I had Machida winning, but a draw wouldn't have been out of the question.
Realistically, I don't think Machida could have done much more than he did. He soundly outstruck Henderson, avoiding the huge right as Hendo just plodded forward throwing the same punch over and over and over again. People seem to be blaming for Machida for not standing and trading, which is nuts.
Quite a lot of the Pro's had Hendo winning looking at the Twitter feeds...
I wonder who Hendo fights next... I see Jones beating Machida again before the final bell sounds.
Boring fight but what is Machida supposed to do, stand in front of him? He gets KO'd if he does that. Agreed with the judges butin all honesty I don't really want either to fight Jones. Machida will get beat again and I don't think Hendo deserves it (think he'll get easily beat as well). The whole TRT thing is just legalized PEDs and I cant support any fighter that uses it. Time for Silva to step up to fight Jones. He's the only guy that as a decent chance of beating him
Hendo stood in front of Lyoto and didnt get KO'd. "why?" you ask - because Machida EXPECTED him to walk forward
Originally Posted by Jonny Ninja
I'm a massive Hendo fan and I scored the win for Machida - JUST. But I can tell you now, the only fight I will ever watch involving Machida, is Jones - and that's because Jones will make it exciting. Like someone already said, would never pay to watch Machida. All the talent in the world and fucking runs away from people, expecting them to come after him.
If Hendo beat Machida you wouldn't have thought he deserved it?
KO Renato Sobral
KO Rafael Cavalcante
KO Fedor Emelianenko
UD Shogun Rua
It's not about who he has beat as all 4 of those are or were world class fighters/legends, its to do with the trt thing. I'm not going to get in to it as its been done to death but I cant support a fighter who uses PEDS, whether it's a legal technical loophole or not. I've been a fan of Vitors & overeems for years, but in all honesty I hope they both get smashed in their next fights by fighters without 'low testosterone'.
Originally Posted by Grizzly.
I don't think he deserves it. The only true top 10 fighter there is Shogun. You could also go back one fighter further and add him getting thrown around by Jake Shields like a rag doll.
Originally Posted by Grizzly.
I am a bit biased against Hendo though. I've never rated him like most people do, and I HATE the whole TRT legal cheating thing.