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Old 01-23-2009, 12:32 PM
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It takes two fighters to make a fight. Machida is defensive but does explode into offence when the openings are there. If other fighters don't like his style, then it is up to them to take him out and force him to change. Until now, no one has been able to do that.
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Old 01-23-2009, 05:01 PM
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Anderson hasnt had a fight since Oct.

Most fighters like about a 4 month gap in between fights, which would mean Silva would fight again in Feb for UFC 95 (and give that piece of crap card a headliner)

If Lyoto wins by quick KO, then maybe he'll be ready to fight again in a month for 95. (Kinda like Koscheck has been doing)

If not, Silva will have to wait for Lyoto to be ready to fight again. So if Lyoto fights all three rounds, or gets hurt, or simply wants 4 months, that means they'll be fighting in May (UFC 98 with Hughes) or June (UFC 99, no confirmed headline) and that will be a 7 or 8 month break for Silva, not the best thing in the world to do.

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Lyoto fights this month, Silva at 95 and then the meet at UFC 100?
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Old 01-23-2009, 06:45 PM
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Lyoto getting KO'ed? I don't see that at all. His foot work is art. He is nothing but angles. Some people call his style boring, but it is pure karate, made to work in the MMA world.

Watching him fight is like watching good kata. He is very similar to Chuck. Make the opponent come to you, work the angle and move in, then get out.

It's great!
No...Kata are interesting to watch, Machida is not. I watched him live at UFC70
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Old 01-24-2009, 01:58 AM
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No...Kata are interesting to watch, Machida is not. I watched him live at UFC70

wow.... ok... different strokes.. I guess..
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:55 AM
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No...Kata are interesting to watch, Machida is not. I watched him live at UFC70
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Old 01-24-2009, 03:57 AM
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I don't really care for Machida but he is a great fighter and has certainly earned a shot.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:22 AM
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wow.... ok... different strokes.. I guess..
I mean I do like Kata...I just dont think that Machida...well he more like dances...but not in the interesting capoeria...I just think he's boring to watch...that puts me off.

...and I did see him fight live...so I feel that I've truely experienced his performance (because obviously there are people who i've never seen live and only watched on TV...and its different being there/being at home)

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Old 01-24-2009, 10:08 PM
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I've never been too impressed with lyoto. I just don't like his style.
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Old 01-28-2009, 10:58 PM
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Lyoto is fighting in January (against Thiago Silva)
Anderson is fighting in April (against Thales Leites)

Assuming neither of them lose nor get hurt, they could could be ready (3 months off for Anderson, 6 for Lyoto) to fight for UFC 100.

Kata/karate/boring arguments aside, a lot of people like Lyoto. That fight alone would be huge, but there will be other fighters available, such as:

Rashad (title holder)
Wandy
Hendo
GSP (title holder*)
Penn (title holder)
Liddell
Randy
Franklin
Nog

If you put all those names on one card, throw in some Forrest, Sanchez, Kongo maybe, some TUF guys and have 4 belts on the line, holy crap, you have one hell of a show

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Old 01-29-2009, 12:51 AM
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But if Silva wins, he doesn't get a shot? That's racist! :p

Anyways, I hope Silva destroys this guy. Lyoto has lots of talent, but I really dislike his style. Reminds me too much of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Run run run.
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