I must be missing what the excuse is. Randy is a very tough test for Machida. If you can't see that, you just don't know MMA. I'm going to stop giving you the correct pics, Hendo, Little Nog, Kongo, CB, Kimbo, etc. and we'll see how well you do when you don't have me to ask about the match ups.
I already stated, if Machida can beat Randy, I'll consider him top 3 and in line for a title shot. if he can't beat Randy, what excuse do you need? Randy is nearly 50 years old, surely he can beat the old man. If not, it will prove he's not championship caliber at this time. No excuses what so ever. Lets just hope the Dragon takes this fight and finally showcases what he has against elite competition.