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Old 08-18-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
Haggis McJackass
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Default Re: Are strikers gaining some ground in the UFC?

Originally Posted by Kittikasem View Post
Who cares what he said, Haggis read his mind.
Eh, I've watched the fight once as it happened. I recall Bader going for a couple of early takedowns from the outside and getting nowhere near Machida, then apparently getting hypnotized.

Maybe I'm wrong, that's always possible. Maybe Bader's plan was to discard his lifelong wrestling base and trade punches from range with Machida. If that was in fact the case, then it seems to me that a) he should have been a lot more active with it, and b) that was a dumb plan to begin with.

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