Lyoto Machida, Shogun, Joe Lauzon: The UFC on FOX 4 Postscript

Posted: August 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

Fight Museum Las Vegas Boxing

by  Jim Genia

Now that the dust has settled on UFC on FOX 4, it’s time for measured, analytical observations derived from the data gleaned from watching a bunch of high-level fighters try to take each other’s heads off. Wait, did I say “measured, analytical observations”? Ha.  I’ve been told my post-fight stuff is best described as “jibba-jabba”, so maybe you should be the judge.

  • When it came down to trying to “impress” their way into a shot at the UFC light-heavyweight belt, former champ Lyoto Machida sure did it with his slick KO of TUF winner Ryan Bader. You know who did the exact opposite of “impress”? Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sure, Brandon Vera fought hard and fought better than we’ve seen him do in ages, but Shogun looked nothing like the guy that wrecked Forrest Griffin and Machida in their rematch. If anything, Shogun looked… old.  All those wars…

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