Originally Posted by Manila
On ability Machida would of course be top 10, but I don't think his results have been good enough over the last couple of years. A 'loss' to shot Rampage is a black mark, and his wins (shot Couture, **** Bader) do not merit p4p status. Edgar's results have been patchy too of course, but knocking out Maynard, decisively beating BJ Penn in the rematch, and arguably outpointing Ben Henderson in the return fight means so much more than beating Randy and Ryan. Hopefully Lyoto can show his class in the Henderson fight and then actually deserve a place in the top 10 again.
Machida has done what any top fighter does, he's finished what has been put in front of him, he will absolutely annihilate Gustaffson, without a shadow of a doubt, having long lims and a good reach may be enough to keep other strikers off, but not pure strikers like Machida, Machida will find the hole, and he will hurt him!