I can't really blame Joe for upselling Rockhold. The reality is the UFC desperately needs new English speaking stars. And there's absolutely no reason in the world Rockhold couldn't be one of those guys. He's a good looking guy who is well spoken, and by all accounts, is very talented.
Rockhold is a beast and I had him as the favorite going in against Machida. I understand the need to upsell and Joe loves to do it. So&So is for REAL!!!! But it just made me cringe to hear him talking about how Machida's will was broken when 60 seconds earlier he was barely able to answer the bell and stumbling after having his brain ping ponged inside his skull.
Machida then missed the post fight conference because of headaches.
Where was Moe when you need him?
Next month's UFC is pretty intense. Jones vs Johnson and finally Weidman vs Belfort
It has been forever since Weidman and Belfort have fough. I'm actually curious to see what Belfort is like. He hasn't really done much since beating Luke two years ago (I think Hendo is done, so I really don't count that).