Lyoto Machida On What His Own Suspension Taught Him About Not Judging Others – Like Jon Jones

October 6th, 2017

In the year 2016, Lyoto Machida accepted a suspension of 18-month that, taking penalties handed to others, few took it to be too harsh.

Machida confesses that, at first, he was one among those people. But when he prepares to make his awaited return at UFC Fight Night 119 in Oct. 28, the former champion of the UFC light heavyweight and former title challenger of middleweight is done with the blaming. He took the responsibility on himself.

In a press conference, Machida said “At the time, when I was fighting all of this, and was in the search of the culprit, saying the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (ADA) was very strict on the punishment and all this and that, that time I was not growing as a person.,”

“The moment I accepted the responsibility that the mistake was mine, my career stopped. Everything started changing in my life, the things started going well and also started happening and even those things started happening, which were not in the octagon, and that were not the opportunities of the fight. Read the rest of this entry »


June 17th, 2017

It’s now official – the highly anticipated bantamweight title fight between Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw has now been scrapped from the July 8th UFC 213 event that was to hold in Las Vegas.

The show will now have an interim middleweight belt up for grabs.

Garbrandt, the 135-lb champion is currently suffering from a back injury. However, despite recent stem cell treatment carried out on him in Germany, there would just not be enough time for him to get into fighting shape for his first title defense which would be coming up in a little over a month’s time.

In place of the now scrapped event, a new fight has been announced. Current No.1 contender Yoel Romero will now face off No.3 ranked Robert Whittaker in the new 185lb interim title fight.

For Romero, he had been briefly tagged in a fight with Michael Bisping, the current middleweight champion. However, the UFC decided to bring the interim belt into play after Bisping revealed that he would not be able to participate due to a knee injury which he was suffering. Read the rest of this entry »


March 23rd, 2017

By giving grapplers the kind of star treatment only found in the MMA world, the professional jiu-jitsu promotion has made a name for itself as more and more MMA fighters join in the competition.

From the local smallest shows to the UFC, upcoming fighters and veterans alike are now discovering that there is money to be made in professional grappling whether you are getting punched in the face or not.

A major reason why the Fight to Win event has become so popular among fighters in the MMA is that Seth Daniels, its CEO has quite diverse knowledge on how to run a show that appeals to both fans and practitioners of combat sport. Read the rest of this entry »


January 22nd, 2017

After being put out of the game by what seems to be a long suspension, UFC fighter Lyoto Machida has predicted that when he makes his return to the ring things would have changed a great deal.

The former UFC champion who has been sidelined, has just recently accepted the 18 month sanction placed on him following his violation of anti doping policy, he believes that in the interim, Jacare is very likely to be in line for the UFC title.

His ban has put him out for quite a while, he has been out of the fray for a year, and in his absence, the UFC middle weight divisions seems to have become even more hectic. The former champion would not be returning anytime soon either as its going to be another year before his sanctions is lifted. His last fight was in July 2015 where he encountered a brutal loss; Machida was defeated by Yoel Romero by a knockout at UFC fight night 70.

Before his admission of substance use, Machida was scheduled to go Up against Dan Henderson on fox 19 in April of this year but was quickly removed soon after. Machida who is ranked as the number 9 fighter I USA TODAY middle weight rankings, admitted to the use of a contraband substance 7 keto dehydroepiandrosterone (7-keto-DHEA), which is an enhancing hormonal supplement. Read the rest of this entry »

Lyoto Machida Will Come Back For The Next Fight

August 12th, 2016

Machida fans have still not lost hope in their champion.

After all, drug tests keep getting new guidelines and restrictions. With evolving norms and regulations, it is often difficult for fighters to keep up with the requirements. At the same time, fighters who get used to certain supplement intake cannot suddenly stop the same as it affects their performance levels and training. Most fans had been looking forward to the Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida fight that was supposed to come on this weekend. It was supposed to be part of UFC event that would have been showcased on Fox 19. The venue was in Tampa and it was a fight that was eagerly anticipated among the fans.

Machida might have been disappointed with the fight being called off, but he ensured that his fans knew what was happening. After all, it would be unfair to allow them to get the news of the fight being called off as Machida failed to conform to the drug test requirements. Hence, he also issued a statement to clarify the matter for the fans and the world at large. He issued a press release stating that he had been unaware of the changed rules and that the substance that he was on has been banned for use, both within the competition circles and outside.
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Lyoto Machida Explains Himself About The Fight Called Off

June 6th, 2016

Lyoto Machida is a UFC champion in the light heavyweight championship category; he could not have taken the test results lightly.

Fans need to know what happened and how the drug test was failed by him before the impending fight that was scheduled to take place between him and Dan Henderson.

For those who are not in the know, Machida was to take on his opponent in the UFC Fight Night 87. The event was scheduled for Saturday evening at Tampa, Florida. This encounter would have been the second encounter between the two opponents. However, DHEA was found in his system which led to the cancellation of the fight. As Lyoto talks about it, the substance was unknowingly present in one of the supplements consumed by him. Known as the Dragon of 22-7 caliber, Lyoto did not have any intention of tampering with his system. He admits that it was unknown to him that DHEA was present in his system.

He apologized and was regretful of missing the fight which his fans were eagerly looking forward to as well as his supporters and team mates, even his own family. He issued an official statement that he was caught by surprise when the results tested him positive for the banned substance as he had been unaware of the ingredient being present in his supplement. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15th, 2015

Lyoto Machida Video clip Rating: / five

Kennedy wants Lyoto Machida fight

May 10th, 2015

Veteran Strike Force, Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC and military man Tim Kennedy may not be done with his Mixed Martial Arts career just yet, according to reports from UFC Tonight.

The last time the 35 year old entered into the cage in the UFC was in September 2014 when he suffered a knockout defeat at the hands of Yoel Romero Palacio at UFC 178 under extremely controversial circumstances.

And obviously, that defeat had an effect on the psyche of the American Sergeant and he does not want to bow out of the sport on the back of a defeat and feels that he has one more fight left in him. The opponent that Kennedy has in mind for that fight is former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

And as if that alone was not exciting enough, Kennedy wants to insert a little stipulation – the loser of the fight will have to pack his bags up and leave the UFC.

The Brazilian recently suffered a heavy defeat in a match for the number one contender’s slot for the UFC Middleweight Championship to Luke Rockhold via submission. Kennedy is currently in South Africa where he is filming a new television show and he has plenty of room in his schedule in the fall for a showdown against Lyoto Machida. Read the rest of this entry »

TAPPED OUT – Official Teaser Trailer (2013) Anderson Silva, Michael Biehn, Lyoto Machida – HD

April 17th, 2015

Lyoto Machida Online video Score: 4 / 5

MetroPCS UFC 175 Preview: Lyoto Machida vs. Chris Weidman

March 20th, 2015

Lyoto Machida Online video Rating: 4 / five