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Machida wins the title shot

(pic via MMA Fighting’s UFC on FOX 4 Gallery)

The light heavyweight contender sweepstakes are over and Lyoto Machida came out the winner with his flawless victory over Ryan Bader. After being punished every time he moved in to attack, Bader started the second round off by throwing caution to the wind and lunging wildly for his opponent. Machida, who is known for being somewhat decent at counterstriking, put his fist through the giant hole in Bader’s defense and stole his motherfucking soul.

As for Shogun, he whupped Vera from post to post for the majority of their fight and almost finished him several times. But this is one of those situations where getting fed a can is bad: if you don’t crush it like it ain’t no thang, people tend to dismiss your performance. By the fourth round, everyone’s focus was firmly on Brandon Vera’s surprising display of heart and aggression. There’s no way Shogun was getting a title shot out of that narrative.

So instead, we have this narrative: The Dragon is back, and he is ready to test Jon Jones with a tweaked version of his patented elusive karate stylings. Considering it’s only been 8 months since the last time Machida fought Jones, I doubt there’ll actually be a big difference. But at least Bones is willing to fight the guys the UFC lines up for him, unlike a certain other UFC champion. And hey, maybe Dan Henderson takes Jon Jones out on September 1st, which would instantly make Machida’s title shot a lot more interesting.

  • Reverend Clint

    shogun looked like he usually does… crappy

  • ButtsexSocialism

    “Considering it’s only been 8 months since the last time Machida fought Jones, I doubt there’ll actually be a big difference.”

    I actually beg to differ here Ryan.

    Not completely in general though.
    But for top level singularity dudes like these, after they fight someone once they’ve wet the water.

    Now they know each other.

    Shogun did it to Machida.

    Fagderson did it to Chael.

    Thats why I think Shogun would have been twice as difficult+ after he has gotten a taste of what he fuck he is up against.

    Machida will also.

    So this is still all good.
    Machida is one of the only 2 dudes at the moment with a chance in hell against Jones.

    So however you mix those 3 elements;
    Jack, coke and Ice,
    or perhaps coke, jack and ice,

    its still the food of the gods.

  • Reverend Clint

    probably easier to do better the sooner you have a rematch

  • ButtsexSocialism

    It could be.

    For a guy like Lyoto especially.

    He’s still hot from the last one.
    He didn’t get beat down at all.

    He was arguably winning until JJ figured out that double strike trick on him to get it through.

    On the inverse though, and it has nothing to do with this situation, I knew AA was assed out when they rematched him to soon against timmay the 3rd time.

    But they are both lesser men in the cage than the two current principles.

  • ButtsexSocialism


    These bunch of faggot ass alleged Jackals dont know how to conversate!

  • voice of reason

    machida is a good choice, as shogun will just get raped by jones again

  • iamphoenix

    Dear Ryan,

    Bring back picture comments.

  • drunkenjunk

    na, its just nobody likes you

  • drunkenjunk

    jack, coke and ice? is that what you take from you parents liquor cabinet? Shogun would get fucked up even worse than last time by Jones. Shogun is scared and wants nothing to do with him.

  • ButtsexSocialism

    Well at least cumjunky puts forth a little effort.

  • ButtsexSocialism

    +1 for bringing back pics and fonts.

    I’ve got super pics of cunjunky’s mom that really deserve bold and underlined.

  • noiseless

    buttsex wants to kill himself. hard to watch. a little too hard.

  • Márcio

    Shogun scared? Oh god… so much retardation!

  • ButtsexSocialism

    Whats that?

    Speak up princess.

  • frickshun

    You’re all stoopid.