UFC Full Blast: Davis’s PBP Of Machida / Henderson

Posted on July 15, 2013, 06:47 PM by Brian Cox
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Phil Davis, along with Cung Le, sat ringside for UFC 157 giving color commentary on Machida / Henderson.

Davis gives the play-by-play and Le, his thoughts on who was winning the rounds and together, the two give fans an interesting perspective on how professional fighters view and call fights.

Davis’s comments in particular are of interest, as he will be fighting Lyoto Machida on August 3rd in Rio (UFC 163).

In his remarks he’s all flattery and respect for “The Dragon’s” talents and tactics. At the end of the fight, “Mr. Wonderful” even got up from his chair and began to mimic Lyoto’s hip movements. Davis says of Machida’s hips, “once he's started goin’ with those hips, bad stuff happens” and that he (Davis) plays ‘with that in practice sometimes, that Machida hip thing.”

If nothing else, this is some insight into how Davis feels about his upcoming opponent and that he knows he’s up against a very high-level fighter.

This should be an interesting fight and a good match of styles and where I’d favor Davis in a fight with most stand-up fighters, Machida is not most stand-up fighters. The Dragon has dealt with high-level, athletic and powerful wrestlers before and has KO'd them and the only one that Machida has failed to beat, was / is the 205 division champion, Jon Jones.

That said, Davis is a very promising fighter and one that is improving in leaps-and-bounds and should he be able to get it to the ground, then he could well finish the Dragon. Either way, this should be a good fight and will certainly have an impact on the division’s rankings and future title shots.  


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  • Michael Stephensen
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    IF (I say IF) Silva would have stepped away from title contention at middleweight I would have loved to have seen Lyoto take a run at it.

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  • Brian Cox
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    I'd agree with that Mike. I think he could easily make 185 and would do well down there, but then again, Weidman is on the prowl and no joke.

    How did you do in your run, by the way?

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  • thexperience1
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    I think Machida would take Weidman... I think Machida is a nightmare matchup for Weidman actually.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Experience, at the same time, Silva was supposed to be a nightmare match-up and it turned out to be a beautiful dream. Chris is more than just a wrestler, he's a world-class fighter, now.

    That said, I'd welcome the fight if Lyoto would drop down. I think that would be an interesting fight and with two great fighters.

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  • BjjFan
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    you need some perspective.

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  • docedoce
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    Silva is another kind of fighter, even Jon Jones had trouble landing punches to Lyoto because he stays right outside. very hard to clinch with him. Also don't think Lyoto would drop his hands close his eyes and act hurt. Nevertheless would be a great fight.

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  • thexperience1
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    Yeah... Silva didn't "fight"... so it's pointless to discuss that matter til after the rematch.

    Machida is way too fast for Weidman. I don't think Weidman could even take him down and if so he'd be right back up and on the feet Weidman has nothing for Machida unless Machida decides to make a fool out of himself, drop his hands, throw himself off balance and dance like a clown like Silva did.

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    The big race is Aug 3. This past weekend we had our longest training run and did 48 miles on Sat/Sun.

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  • Brian Cox
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    Wow, man. That's a lot of miles. Best of luck on the 3rd.

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  • Entity
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    I ran that once, too bad my Company made me take that week for my vacation 8P 8))

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  • Entity
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    How did you manage to run for 48 hours straight? hehe Im silly.

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    The race is 125 km or about 78 miles. The time limit is 24 hours. There are 17,000 feet of elevation changes. 70% of runners don't even finish the race. We have our work cut out for us but we've been training for 9 months. I've raised $21,000 for cancer care! I've not been around much in the last few months and that's why. Hope to see you all again soon.
    Michael

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  • Michael Stephensen
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    ps: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelsCanadianDeathRaceForCancerPage?ref=hl
    and
    www.canadiandeathrace.com

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  • Entity
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    I was joking Michael, I've run quite a bit and that's an awesome accomplishment my friend. Keep up the good work.
    10 miles is as much time as I like to run.

    Reply 9 months ago