“First learn stand, then learn fly. Nature rule, Daniel-san, not mine.” – Mr Miyagi
Lyoto’s Machida’s finish of Randy Couture at UFC 129 was not only reminiscent of Daniel Larusso’s epic finish of Johnny Lawrence in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid but showed the world exactly why Machida’s nickname is indeed “the Karate Kid”!
The kick sent UFC legend Randy Couture into retirement and left fans wondering how much of an influence actor Steven Seagal is currently having on the UFC champs – this was the second time that Steven Seagal has accompanied a Brazilian fighter to the ring and the second time that a fighter has used a front kick to destroy an opponent (the first being Anderson Silva’s kick to Vitor Belfort).
If you missed it, here’s the kick in all it’s glory:
And to compare…