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Old 02-01-2009, 07:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Bonnie
How so? I'm a newbie at mma and trying to learn...
I'm a wrestler, not really a karate guy, so somebody else might give a better technical explanation, but there were a couple times where he and Silva engaged in a clinch, and Machida took his legs completely out from under him with a sweep and landed in his guard. It was an incredibly fluid move, looked very tough to stop. I'm normally not a Rogan fan, but he said it right - the point is to inflict damage to your opponent while minimizing the damage you take. That's Lyoto Machida in a nutshell
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