Someone call Joe Silva
Except Hendo didn’t gas after the first 2 rounds.
Machida outpointed Hendo, made sure to stay away from that big right hand, and landed to the body of Hendo with kicks.
Lyoto Machida and Junior Dos Santos - Groundwork
Machida and JDS rolling
So this happened. Tell me how I saw this coming though. (see UFC 133)
I guess this is an interesting match up. Vitor has the fastest hands in the UFC and KO power which will be something Jones has never seen before.
UFC 151 Cancelled
Hendo has a partial tear in his MCL.
The only person who would step in to fight Jones was Chael Sonnen. Jon Jones wouldn’t fight Chael Sonnen on 8 days notice.
Machida was already on his way to Brazil and wouldn’t make it back in 8 days.
Jon Jones vs Lyoto Machida 2 is now scheduled UFC 152 in Toronto, Canada September 22.