July 17, 2009: Shogun Comments On Machida
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua will be fighting Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida at UFC 104.
Apparently, Shogun has figured out what it will take to beat Machida.
Quote from Shogun:
“Most of the guys that fought Lyoto… found a problem with patience, with finding the right moment to attack, or to counter-strike him. Some guys try to rush it too much; some guys try to stay too patient, (and) they start to get nervous because of that. …I think the key is the timing of the fight, to get the feeling of when to engage and when to counter-strike him. This is likely the key, to find the pace and the rhythm, mostly the timing of the strikes to be able to connect and to make it a fight. For sure, I’m going to concentrate on that and develop a good strategy.”
Cageside's take ~ Well, I don't think Shogun has much of a chance in this fight. BUT, this is a fight and anything can happen. Shogun is VERY dangerous and who knows. No one has held the UFC Light Heavy Weight title for long as of late. I think the only guy currently in the UFC that can take the belt from Machida is Jon "Bones" Jones.
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