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UFC 104 - A Lesson in Machida Jiu Jitsu

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:52 pm
by Lesnarfan
Saw the PPV last night at a local watering hole and enjoyed the show. Especially happy for Joe Daddy Stevenson getting a big win! His new training grounds have brought out all the potential we knew was in there. His self confidence seems at an all time high!
Ben Rothwell on the otherhand, showed us what Big Country Nelson will do in UFC if he wins TUF 10, nothing. Cain Velasquez totally outclassed the former IFL champ. Big Ben questioned the ref for stopping it, he must have thought he was at UFC 105 in London!
Many, no, most everybody watching with me thought Shogun clearly beat Machida in the Main Event. They were not happy with another crazy UFC judging debacle. But, you know, thoughout the close fight, Joe Roggan kept pointing it out, " You gotta take the title from the Champ!" I was unhappy last night and I had it 4-1 Rua. Maybe, just maybe the judges this time really understood Lyoto's style and his avoidance of takedowns and long confrontations better then we did. I guess they took that as Octagon control, Machida Jiu Jitsu. "Come and get me Shogun I'm over here! Whoops, now I'M over here! Come on hit me ! What's wrong?" The Rua body kicks wore on the champ but, they never really took him down. So, if you look at it that way, in a close fight, the champ's style of fighting did win him 3 rounds and a 48-47 win. I guess the Dragon was smarter then the Shogun at least for one more night.

Re: UFC 104 - A Lesson in Machida Jiu Jitsu

PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2009 3:49 pm
by guthrien
I think Rua won the rounds, and upon re watching it I still feel that way, but I'm not sure it's worth the giant furor that fills the internet right now. It was a competitive chess match.

If I receive my copy of the new rules I'll have to play it out for myself!