Originally Posted by millwad
Machida is my favorite fighter but he isn't the same beast no more, he'll get knocked out and I hate to see him get beaten that bad.
He is the same beast, he just had to fight arguably the potential GOAT (Jones) who was able to exploit Machidas weakness.
Machidas standup is in class with Silva or Jones or ANYBODY, he is just a more unique striker and is more of a counter-striker compared to them, but his ground game (he has BJJ black belt but for him it doesnt seem to translate so well into his game) & wrestling aint so good, thats how he losed to Jones... but he was able to stand with Jones more than well, he even outbettered him there...
Henderson will be obliterated if he tries to stand with Machida, he must try to take him down immediately.