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Great stuff.
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Great post as usual, but you have a tiny typo.

True is spelled as treu in the opening paragraph. Phone Post 3.0
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Another great one, Jack. My questions:

1) The Munoz win seemed to be the first case for Machida in which he won by being more proactive rather than wait to counter. Perhaps this was a bit easier because he knew Munoz's game more but as you mention many times, Machida's boxing isnt all that, he doesnt jab so how do you for see him being able to continue being more proactive like this? Just as we saw, with the kicks?

2) The key from what ive noticed of Machida out of the many things you point out is your "Forcing the Lunge" section or specifically "By fighting at a greater distance than most strikers, Machida forces his opponent to take a step before attacking." Ive noticed each time Machida cleanly counters guys, its the distance he seems to own and that his opponents are not quite used to. Though I thought Machida should have beaten Davis, I thought Davis actually did a good job of throwing Machida's rhythm off. But did you notice anything else differently that Davis did to manage the distance that others were not able to?

3) Basic thoughts on the Hendo fight? Machida threw some and landed some on Hendo but never quite landed anything flush even though Dan is one of the most telegraphed guys out there. Was it perhaps Hendo's power that Machida was weary of at first and where he started finding his range and opening up more later in the 3rd?

Basically, though i think the Munoz win is a good sign, because he knew Munoz and because Munoz's plays into Machida, i want to see Machida vs a Moussasi,Vitor, Weidman to see if he's still the distance master against a better striker but i thought that Machida was losing his magic after the lackluster Hendo and Davis fights.
11/5/13 1:12 PM
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11/5/13 6:34 PM
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you know I really want to see more of his foot sweeps
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Wasa-B - Another great one, Jack. My questions:

1) The Munoz win seemed to be the first case for Machida in which he won by being more proactive rather than wait to counter. Perhaps this was a bit easier because he knew Munoz's game more but as you mention many times, Machida's boxing isnt all that, he doesnt jab so how do you for see him being able to continue being more proactive like this? Just as we saw, with the kicks?

2) The key from what ive noticed of Machida out of the many things you point out is your "Forcing the Lunge" section or specifically "By fighting at a greater distance than most strikers, Machida forces his opponent to take a step before attacking." Ive noticed each time Machida cleanly counters guys, its the distance he seems to own and that his opponents are not quite used to. Though I thought Machida should have beaten Davis, I thought Davis actually did a good job of throwing Machida's rhythm off. But did you notice anything else differently that Davis did to manage the distance that others were not able to?

3) Basic thoughts on the Hendo fight? Machida threw some and landed some on Hendo but never quite landed anything flush even though Dan is one of the most telegraphed guys out there. Was it perhaps Hendo's power that Machida was weary of at first and where he started finding his range and opening up more later in the 3rd?

Basically, though i think the Munoz win is a good sign, because he knew Munoz and because Munoz's plays into Machida, i want to see Machida vs a Moussasi,Vitor, Weidman to see if he's still the distance master against a better striker but i thought that Machida was losing his magic after the lackluster Hendo and Davis fights.

Great questions. Would love answers!
11/7/13 11:42 PM
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