Do you believe Machida's success in mma is due to his karate training? Kata?

He is the first mma fighter I have seen doing kata during the pre-fight promotionals.

During his fight with Tito Ortiz Joe Rogan made several comments regarding the high level of karate that Machida has accomplished and he attributed that to his striking and elusiveness.

http://www.mmascraps.com/

Scroll down for the fight.

Machida vs. Franklin

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

Machida vs. Bonnar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8zTpAFFsQQ&feature=related

Machida vs. McDonald

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvAUOzRz_DE&feature=related

There are others too...

Machida karate

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nqbAfzrg-E&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2vOxjGeRwM&feature=related


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