I guess UFC judges count two ok takedowns over the volume of shots landed by machida as more "damaging".
I personally thought machida won the fight handily, And considering the fight was in Brazil I'm even more shocked that the judges scored in Davis' Favor. That being said, Lyoto got what was coming to him. His "take no chances and wait for openings" just won't cut it, not if he wants to beat Jones. His "lame" fight against henderson panned out, but he let the card go to the judges this fight which didn't work out this time, and we all know that MMA fans are better at judging fights than actual Athletic commission judges which is really sad when you think about it.
So the basic lesson in all of all this is that Lyoto fought safe and paid for it. he was clearly the better striker and should have just went for the kill, I mean he stuffed most of Phil's take downs, so he should have been more aggressive with his striking and cemented the victory. I had machida winning runds 1 and 3 with 2 being in phils favor or an even round at best. KEEP ON GAYING IT UP JUDGES. and hopefully machida starts going for it instead of gaying it up PEACE ON THE TREASE NEGROS.