This is hilarious.
Here is my take on it.
Machida does the following:
learns shotokan from his father since age four, along with the kata in the curriculum;receives his blackbelt at 13yrs old;competes and does well at pointfighting tournaments;spars regularly at his karate school like he should;trains in sumo,MT,BJJ,mma,etc;goes undefeated 13 times,8 by decision and credits his karate training.
Couldn't it be assumed that he says these things to bring credit or even honor to his father and their way of training? Wouldn't it be better to credit that than to say it's his mma training? I think so and that's probably the case.
Looking through the video's can you see bunkai applications being applied in his mma fights? Let me guess, elbows, knees,etc..
Karate is good! Properly trained kata is good!
Trying to apply ONLY
your kata and karate training in an mma environment would be....like the early ufc's!!
Sure,some of the things he does could be accredited to his karate/kata training. Most of it is the same as other mma stars.
Now, when some mma guy ko's him, I don't want to hear it.