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The Fight Fans with Andre Ward and Rashad Evans 5/18

Unread postby Guest » Mon May 18, 2009 7:52 pm

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Re: The Fight Fans with Andre Ward and Rashad Evans 5/18

Unread postby XUDawg » Tue May 19, 2009 2:42 pm

Damn it. Sorry I missed this. How did it go? I know Evans is your boy, but I have always been a big Machida fan. The guy's striking and elusiveness is unprecedented. Can't wait for this fight.
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Re: The Fight Fans with Andre Ward and Rashad Evans 5/18

Unread postby Guest » Tue May 19, 2009 4:58 pm

It went well, you can always listen to the replay.
He was on near the end, called in after his workout.
Do I smell a side wager on the fight?
Rashad is my boy and he gets better and better every time.
I hate Machida's style, but I respect what he does.
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Re: The Fight Fans with Andre Ward and Rashad Evans 5/18

Unread postby XUDawg » Wed May 20, 2009 12:54 pm

I already bet my weekly gambling allowance on Machida, so any side bet would have to be non-monetary, lest my wife leave me for someone more obedient.

That said, Machida's performances against Rich Franklin and Tito Ortiz are stunning to watch. Contrast Evans' performance against Ortiz to Machida's. It's amazing. Lyoto just does not get hit. He makes other fighters play his game. And I feel like the same will happen Saturday. If Jackson is smart, he's convincing Evans to take the fight to the ground. Lately Evans has gotten a little too pleased with himself when it comes to striking. But even if he tries to implement a ground strategy, it's easier said than done against Machida. Just look at his takedown defense against Ortiz. Everytime Ortiz shot, Machida would bring him into a clinch and shrug him off, get out of the way, or use a judo or sumo throw to take Ortiz down and land in side control.

It will be an interesting fight to say the least.
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Re: The Fight Fans with Andre Ward and Rashad Evans 5/18

Unread postby Guest » Wed May 20, 2009 1:15 pm

I'm ready for it.
Tito is nowhere near the fighter he was when either guy fought him so I don't really consider that too much to be honest.
Rashad is quicker and he'll land a few takedowns, mix in some ground and pound and hand your guy a loss.
If it turns into a standup/kickboxing bout, Rashad might be in big trouble.
A true chess match, let's get it on.
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