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Author Topic: Lyoto Machida  (Read 2257 times)

gematriot

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Lyoto Machida
« on: December 22, 2008, 08:02:55 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-kw1KBU2ps&feature=related

Is it just me or is Machida "the MAN"?

In this fight his training really shows:

1- He managed to control distance as a fundamental strategy
2- He managed to avoid takedowns repeatedly
3- He managed to get back on his feet quickly

The whole fight is not on the clip but well worth watching (UFC 84: Ill Will). At one point the commentator mentions that most MMA fighters are unable to respond to Machida's tactical approach, at another point Ortiz is visibly frustrated at not being able to close.

From Wikipedia:

"Machida’s fight style has been described as “deliberate” and “methodical”—both as a compliment and out of disapproval.Following his victory over Tito Ortiz at UFC 84, he received admiration and criticism for his unconventional ways, widening the so-called “Machida Divide” among MMA fans. Supporters defend his “elusive” ways as the genius of a sound technical fighter: “I think when Machida fights you really get to see which fans appreciate MMA as a sport, and which just like to watch for random violence.”



 


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Re: Lyoto Machida
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008, 06:41:44 PM »

Just like in boxing, you got technicians/counterpunchers. And, Machida is paving the way for a new generation of fighters like that. A genius at best for MMA. No one, including me, didn't think he could pull it off against Tito Ortiz. And he did well. My hat's off to him. He's also got a lot of class and humility too. And he's confident, not cocky. Not too many fighters like that in the UFC with the exception of Fedor Emelianenko Rich Franklin, George St. Pierre, Vitor Belfort, etc. He's not my favorite (Vanderlei Silva is my favorite) but I appreciate what he is doing for the sport of MMA.
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Re: Lyoto Machida
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008, 10:52:30 AM »

I respect Machida for fighting is own fight and ignoring people who want him to change his style. 

The way I figure it, if its YOUR head you are trying to protect then YOU have the last word on how you'll do it. 

However, in his last fight, I heard a very aggressive Josh Koschek ko'd the less aggressive Machida. 

So?  Well, it is possible to out aggressive a counter puncher (I'm a counter puncher and one of my super aggressive training partners does it to me).

I guess the whole point is to be able to instantly dial up whatever is necessary - coming down on the attacker like the wrath of an angry god or not letting them land anything AND everything else in between.

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Re: Lyoto Machida
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2008, 11:58:34 AM »

Correct me if I´m wrong, being in Portugal I get info later, Koscheck's last fight was against Yoshiyuki Yoshida not Machida, Machida has never been beaten by anyone. Machida´s last fight is the one I linked to.
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Re: Lyoto Machida
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2008, 12:05:20 PM »

Correct me if I´m wrong, being in Portugal I get info later, Koscheck's last fight was against Yoshiyuki Yoshida not Machida, Machida has never been beaten by anyone. Machida´s last fight is the one I linked to.

Ooops.

Its very very possible I got Koscheck's last opponent wrong.

VicMackey

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Re: Lyoto Machida
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2008, 05:06:55 PM »

I just recently looked at Lyoto Machida's MMA fight record in sherdog.com and he hasn't yet lost a fight since he outpointed the bigger/stronger Tito Ortiz. He is still undefeated for now.
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Re: Lyoto Machida
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2009, 05:42:12 AM »

I like the way that Machida controls the distance instead of the usual  in range slug fest.
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Re: Lyoto Machida
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2009, 12:13:42 PM »

He just recently knocked out the heavily favored KO artist, Thiago Silva, and gave him his first defeat. There is no doubt that he can finish fights and knock out someone when that opportunity occurs.
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