Originally Posted by MMeh
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
Oh, okay, I think I mistook when you said "borderline unfair" as meaning almost a "foul" or "no-no" as far as the rules go, but I just misunderstood what you were saying.