Cung Le vs. Lyoto Machida

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Cung Le vs. Lyoto Machida

Post  Mortis on Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:50 pm

Machida is in a weight class higher, but I think this would be a sweet fight! Two fighters who use a fighting style that you don't normally see in MMA, and have both developed each style impressively in MMA!

Machida with his Karate mixed with his great takedown defense.... and Cung Le with his Tae Kwon Do / San Shou... both fighters are undefeated, too.

As for the winner.. I don't know. I'm a HUGE Cung Le fan, and I would like to say that he would win, but he's getting up their in age. Cung Le, I believe is 36, and Machida is 30. Their stand-up is nearly identical, Cung Le's takedown is better, but Machida's takedown defense is great. Machida is a bit more evasive than Cung Le, though, and his timing is a bit better.... and that's why I think Machida would end up pulling out a win if that fight ever happened. Machida's a bit quicker and his timing is a bit better.
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Re: Cung Le vs. Lyoto Machida

Post  DFDmike on Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:16 pm

cung le was in a pretty even striking war with frank shamrock... lyoto in that position, would have been involved in a massacre.

cung doesn't have the ko power, the reach... or really even the skill in my opinion to hang with him on the feet, let alone in an MMA match. cung even said, frank has him seeing butterflies, almost got the KO.
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Re: Cung Le vs. Lyoto Machida

Post  Mortis on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:24 am

Cung Le doesn't have KO power?.... are you serious?

He's won ALL his fights by KO or TKO (2 out of 6 of his MMA fights were flat out KO's, and 2 more were TKO by punches).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Qk_imp13Y
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Re: Cung Le vs. Lyoto Machida

Post  DFDmike on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:33 am

Mortis wrote:Cung Le doesn't have KO power?.... are you serious?

He's won ALL his fights by KO or TKO (2 out of 6 of his MMA fights were flat out KO's, and 2 more were TKO by punches).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Qk_imp13Y

we're talking about a guy FED people he should KO in rd 1 consistently. the tony frukland (sp?) fight was really a pitiful sight... he was fighting a punching bag and BARELY got the finish.

his frank fight, same thing. frank is a b-level striker and stand up is cung's claim to fame. how in the hell did it go down the way it did?

these are all guys anderson silva would've dismantled and put to sleep in a couple minutes.

i just think cung le is overrated and not on the same level as the top strikers in the UFC, like machida.
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Re: Cung Le vs. Lyoto Machida

Post  chainsaw Rivera on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:35 am

This would be a tough fight! I really don't know who to pick?They both like to be chased and counter soooo...I would say machida just because he has a good ground game unlike le who has none.
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Re: Cung Le vs. Lyoto Machida

Post  Mortis on Mon Feb 02, 2009 12:36 am

He also has a 17-0 record in San Shou. Can't tell you who's he fought in San Shou, though. I still think it would be a great fight, regardless, though Cung Le would fight at middleweight if he were ever to come to the UFC.
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