Archive for November, 2011


Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

Lyoto Machida has admitted that he was surprised to be given a shot at the Light Heavyweight title, but that its a chance he will grasp with both hands.

Machida has held the world title in the past, but lost it just before his 30th brithday. Now aged 33, he is one of the older fighters in the weight category, and looks like an old man compared to the current champion Jon Jones, who is just 24.

The pair will face off in mid-November, with machida hoping that his experience will help him to take down the belt holder.

“It really caught me by surprise but I’m a guy who really believes everything happens for a reason,” Machida said.

“This is a business, but I don’t feel at all that the UFC had anything against me and I knew my time would come. I guarantee on Dec. 10, I will be very prepared and I’ll overcome his athleticism with my technique.”