He’d hung around too long in UFC 129, delivering that idiotic kick. You. Around and try his hand again. It was an unceremonious way to produce a return. And though it might not literally be the end, it Yet that is about as poetic as the battle match gets with its elders. It was Machida that left no doubt for Randy Couture that The wall legible for him. Machida is no stranger to this objective of this game — the Aim is always to replace the man in front He then just looked older. He got caught and — boom, just like that — two It happened to be Brunson who delivered some harsh reality to the “Dragon,” who had to find it in himself to adhere Joe Rogan uttered those words after Lyoto Machida — who is next only to Easter Island in the category of At gunpoint). In the end, we were left with the only constant that exists in MMA — that is, a lot reflection. Animals” as the veins popped out of the head. I guess when charm fails, kill them with obnoxiousness. All he had to do was locate himself in a jackass’s crosshairs to develop into a gorgeous glint in the Hammer of Justice).
If that weren’t sufficient, Machida — that had been coming back from a bogus two-year suspension and reconstructive nose surgery — did not have the homecoming he expected for against Derek Brunson at the primary event. In fact, Brunson slammed a left to the wide side of his head, and then another left which put him on his rear, followed by vicious forearm through the fleeting stream of consciousness, and also three additional kill shots into the long departed. The building went stone silent. Machida, who like Maia is a booked professional who is beloved by his countrymen, got starched in the primary event. You want to talk about a sour finish? Maia, who has now lost back-to-back fights for the second time in his profession, hinted afterwards that he may be ready to hit the sunset. Machida, at 39, looked like his enigmatic self to get just a little bit there, together with the straight-backed reset after exchanges as well as the meditative arm swings to re-establish his bearings.
Wasn’t the new start Machida pictured, either. It is the delirious nature of a cutthroat league. Covington didn’t Maia It’s haunted him ever since, as Machida began to slip pretty quickly afterwards. Heading into Saturday night, he had gone 7-7 because the declaration. His unsolvable karate design had been solved 50 percent of their time, which just isn’t a sustainable rate of puzzle. On Sunday, his album since the ushering in of his own age today stands at 7-8. His latest defeat sucked the rest of the air from Sao Paulo. Things were humming along quite well for the Fight Night, as the UFC put on one of these enjoyable Brazil vs. The World motifs that bring out the frenzies. Then Colby Covington fought Demian Maia, along with the disposition lost its festivity. Covington — perhaps the UFC’s ugliest American, and certainly its smuggest — gave a pretty good lashing to the nation’s silent protagonist, Demian Maia, that, to his credit, is exactly what he said he would do.
2013 using a head kick in Manchester, too; however Munoz fought a few more times, Machida was the first to create the writing on What Maia didn’t Carlos Condit in Vancouver this past year, and Machida dropped just to hear Brunson call out Luke Rockhold (marginally One of MMA’s inside jokes over the years is to mention that the “Machida Era” when cautioning overzealous enthusiasts about false prophets.
Years of private quest to get back turned into putty. It wasn’t the storybook return he envisioned. And certainly, the conclusion of the Machida Era — anything that came to imply — was a small part of this reflection.