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Video Post: Dana White and Joe Rogan breakdown Machida vs. Shogun

UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Calif on October 24. In the following video UFC president Dana White and Joe Rogan breakdown Machida vs. Shogun as well as the 104 fight card.

The complete fight card for UFC 104 is listed below.
MAIN CARD

* Champ Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (for light-heavyweight title)
* Ben Rothwell vs. Cain Velasquez
* Josh Neer vs. Gleison Tibau
* Spencer Fisher vs. Joe Stevenson
* Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

PRELIMINARY CARD

* Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen
* Patrick Barry vs. Antoni Hardonk
* Rob Kimmons vs. Jorge Rivera
* Ryan Bader vs. Eric Schafer
* Razak Al-Hassan vs. Kyle Kingsbury
* Stefan Struve vs. Chase Gormley

20 COMMENTS
  • edub says:

    * Champ Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (for light-heavyweight title)
    * Ben Rothwell vs. Cain Velasquez
    * Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen
    * Spencer Fisher vs. Joe Stevenson
    * Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

    This is what the main card should look like.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Edub- although Okami has erned the right to be on the main card Neer vs Tibau will probably be a much better fight, as Neer is never in a boring fight. Sonnen vs Okami likely will be a bit slower, I think Okami will get the ko tko here.

  • David Andrest says:

    fanoftna33: Sonnen vs Okami likely will be a bit slower,

    LOL, that’s awesome, you don’t mind if I steal that line do you?

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I was trying tp put it nicely as I do like both fighters, but thoes two styles dont match up well.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    LOL, that’s awesome, you don’t mind if I steal that line do you?
    Gof or it David.

  • edub says:

    “Sonnen vs Okami likely will be a bit slower”

    Yes this is very true. But why would you put this fight together between a guy whos probably 3rd on the MW totem pole, and a guy who is probably only a few fights behind him on the if you know you would relegate it to the undercard. In the same hand your gonna put a LW fight together between two guys who are most likely 10th and 11th in the title chase, and your gonna put it on the main card just because you think itll be more exciting.

    It just really annoys me. Fukin showcase Okami dammit.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    I am with you on the Okami deal Edub, he is a very good fighter, if the ufc would at least have him face some top guys he may even elevate his game and not go three rounds. Really they have only matched hi against one top guy in Ace and he did fight very good in that fight almost tearing Richs arm off at one point. Give him Nate, or Palharis- even Maia to show people he can hang with thoes guys.

  • metalmulisha says:

    I miss the Shogun who could jump in the air and stomp and use those brutal kicks he destroyed Rampage with.
    I disagree that Shogun is comfortable in the UFC now. At this point in both of their careers how much do wins over Liddell and Coleman convince you that this is the same Shogun from Pride?
    If he pulls an upset here that would certainly convince me he’s comfortable in the UFC.
    2 wins over a couple of 40 year old fighters who used to be great doesn’t convince me.

    And why is Dana saying Cain & Rothwell are gonna stand and bang? Who doesn’t think Cain isn’t going to go for a takedown to GNP as soon as possible?

  • fanoftna33 says:

    As soon as he tastes Bens power its wet blanket time.

  • edub says:

    metalmulisha: I miss the Shogun who could jump in the air and stomp and use those brutal kicks he destroyed Rampage with.I disagree that Shogun is comfortable in the UFC now. At this point in both of their careers how much do wins over Liddell and Coleman convince you that this is the same Shogun from Pride?If he pulls an upset here that would certainly convince me he’s comfortable in the UFC.2 wins over a couple of 40 year old fighters who used to be great doesn’t convince me.And why is Dana saying Cain & Rothwell are gonna stand and bang? Who doesn’t think Cain isn’t going to go for a takedown to GNP as soon as possible?

    Yes.

    Yes.

    and Yes.

  • David Andrest says:

    edub: “Sonnen vs Okami likely will be a bit slower”Yes this is very true. But why would you put this fight together between a guy whos probably 3rd on the MW totem pole, and a guy who is probably only a few fights behind him on the if you know you would relegate it to the undercard. In the same hand your gonna put a LW fight together between two guys who are most likely 10th and 11th in the title chase, and your gonna put it on the main card just because you think itll be more exciting.It just really annoys me. Fukin showcase Okami dammit.

    Some might say, the only thing worse than a Brazillian champion in your Org who doesn’t speak english. Is a Japanese Wrestling fighter who becomes champ in an upset and speaks no english.

    How fun would that be.

    Rogan: Yushin can you walk us through the replay…………….er……..that’s right you can’t.

  • edub says:

    David Andrest: Some might say, the only thing worse than a Brazillian champion in your Org who doesn’t speak english. Is a Japanese Wrestling fighter who becomes champ in an upset and speaks no english. How fun would that be. Rogan: Yushin can you walk us through the replay…………….er……..that’s right you can’t.

    True. Very true.

    Having interpreters for each language probably would help, but you know that would probably turn fans off.

    Rogan: When did you know you had that choke on tight enough to end it?

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    lqnlfmqlkenfkqwefnlkewnfkwqefnkqwnefknqwefnkwnefnefnjnfjnqwejfn?

    Okami: moiasdlfmnkam;lmlsjokjdomlamlwelojiwuegmal;kwem;awgfalsdng
    fomasldfnlasmndfjnaksmnun;nasl;dmflmkkkasldj;ljksmaksmldkifjij
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    okpjoijojiajijijifasdfwe asdkjhhakinasoidfioawkefoasklfasdfklsakfsdjf.

    Interpreter: When he tapped.

  • mikee1980 says:

    I am looking foward to Pat barry and Hardonk. Should end brutally.

  • MM izzle my Nizzle says:

    edub says:
    October 6, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    * Champ Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (for light-heavyweight title)
    * Ben Rothwell vs. Cain Velasquez
    * Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen
    * Spencer Fisher vs. Joe Stevenson
    * Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida

    Agreed edub. If I was Okami I would seriously be looking the way of Strikeforce. He gets zero respect in the UFC because he is not a crazy personality and his style is deemed boring by many. He has wins over Tanner, Shields, Swick, Belcher, Starnes, Lister, McDonald at 185, has a record of 23-4 (7-1 in the UFC) and still can’t get a title shot. They should have 2 titles, 1 for the most skilled and 1 for the guy the public likes the most.

  • BigDave says:

    You can look at the Okami fight two ways.

    1. It’s the UFC not showing him the respect that he deserves by giving him an up and comer and not a contender fight or..

    2. A chance to finally gauge where Johnson is at and if he can hang with the elite guys in the division.

    I choose to see it from the latter point. Either way its a win win situation. If Okami comes out and beats Rumble then it,s going to be hard for Dana to not put Okami in a title contending fight. Whereas if Rumble wins then he will be a major player in the division and can put him in the ring to face Hendo in his next supposed to be title shot.

  • metalmulisha says:

    BigDave: You can look at the Okami fight two ways.1. It’s the UFC not showing him the respect that he deserves by giving him an up and comer and not a contender fight or..2. A chance to finally gauge where Johnson is at and if he can hang with the elite guys in the division.I choose to see it from the latter point. Either way its a win win situation. If Okami comes out and beats Rumble then it,s going to be hard for Dana to not put Okami in a title contending fight. Whereas if Rumble wins then he will be a major player in the division and can put him in the ring to face Hendo in his next supposed to be title shot.

    WHAT?

  • David Andrest says:

    BigDave: You can look at the Okami fight two ways.1. It’s the UFC not showing him the respect that he deserves by giving him an up and comer and not a contender fight or..2. A chance to finally gauge where Johnson is at and if he can hang with the elite guys in the division.I choose to see it from the latter point. Either way its a win win situation. If Okami comes out and beats Rumble then it,s going to be hard for Dana to not put Okami in a title contending fight. Whereas if Rumble wins then he will be a major player in the division and can put him in the ring to face Hendo in his next supposed to be title shot.

    You do realize he is not fighting Anthony Johnson don’t you??

  • madheartmma says:

    * Champ Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (for light-heavyweight title) WIN: Machida
    * Ben Rothwell vs. Cain Velasquez 205 WIN: Velasquez
    * Yushin Okami vs. Chael Sonnen 185 WIN: Okami
    * Spencer Fisher vs. Joe Stevenson 155 WIN:Fisher (THAT’S RIGHT!)
    * Anthony Johnson vs. Yoshiyuki Yoshida 170 WIN:A.”RUMBLE”Johnson

    BUT….YA NEVER KNOW

  • edub says:

    What the hell is Big Dave talking about?

    And M Nizzle Shields beat Okami.

  • neijia says:

    Getting excited about this card. Was just watching the infomercial. Machida is – well, Machida. Nearly as precise as Anderson Silva. Lands 65% of his strikes (vs. avg of 35%), is the least scored on fighter in UFC history, has never even lost a round, has great clinch range with his rarely mentioned sumo, matches well against very aggressive guys. Shogun *was* an awesome aggressive fighter whose best recent win was with a nearly-40 Chuck Liddell. I’d put the odds at at least 80-20 Machida. Should be fun to watch no matter what.

    Rothwell vs. Velasquez should be more interesting as far as matching up well. Haven’t seen enough of the others…

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