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Lyoto Machida stands by Anderson Silva

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

When Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC legend Anderson Silva was hauled off for the use of performance enhancing drugs following his recent return to the promotion, it sent shockwaves down the Mixed Martial Arts world. And one man who was as surprised by the controversy as any was Lyoto Machida, Anderson’s long time friend and sparring partner.

Fans, friends and family have all rallied around the legendary Brazilian as they watched one of the most legendary careers in Mixed Martial Arts history implode and go up in flames. Anderson’s proclamations of innocence have all fallen on deaf ears with many questions remaining unanswered.

Lyoto Machida does not have the answers himself but he has stood beside his compatriot and friend and tried to help him get over the situation.

He said that he is very surprised and added that he believes that Anderson is the victim here; he is the story that will sell. He said that he prefers not to talk about this because it is a very difficult situation for Anderson Silva. He mentioned that he has a lot of confidence in his friend and he hopes he pulls through. (more…)

Tự luyện võ tự do với Lyoto Machida – Phan I.flv

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Lyoto Machida Online video Ranking: 4 / five

Lyoto Machida highlight video sparring with Glover Teixeira in UFC preparation at Blackhouse MMA

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Lyoto Machida Video clip Ranking: 4 / five

The Wait To See Who Lyoto Machida Is Pitted Against

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

It was Lyoto Machida who destroyed C.B. Dollaway last month at the UFC Fight Night 58 with a body kick before ending which was devastating enough. All this happened in the first round only. Even though the win doesn’t give him the immediate chance at the title, it will surely start his journey back up the line after he dropped a decision to Chris Weidman the 185-pound champion last summer.

The question that lies now are about who is the next person on the line? As the middleweight division is more like a rifle with talent, the obvious target is Luke Rockhold. Rockhold tweeted after the victory of Machida that he looked great and after Rockhold achieved the guillotine victory at the UFC Fight Night over the match against Michael Bisping last month, he tweeted to Dana White that he is ready whenever he is. (more…)

FOTOS: Veja em sequência o golpe fulminante de Lyoto Machida contra CB Dollaway no UFC

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Lyoto Machida Online video Ranking: one / five

Lyoto Machida wants to fight his way to contention

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Jose Aldo is a spectacular fighter and he will be too dominant for anyone to beat at the time, given the kind of form he is in, and will prove too much of a handful for Conor McGregor, according to former Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

McGregor was at ring side last month as the UFC Featherweight champion Aldo put in another fighting master class to completely decimate Chad Mendes and according to the Brazilian, the Irishman doesn’t have what it takes to dethrone his compatriot.

Machida said that if anyone compares his fellow Brazilian with the Irishman, Aldo is technically a lot more sound, adding that although McGregor is a very tough fighter  and comes strongly at his opponents, no one can say that he can beat Aldo inside the cage.

The two are completely different and the Brazilian doesn’t feel any regression in the way the Irishman promotes himself, stating that he can promote himself in the way he chooses to and one has to respect that.

Lyoto Machida is coming off a unanimous decision loss at the hands of UFC Middleweight champion Chris Weidman and he will try and climb his way back into the running for another shot at the title, but the Brazilian doesn’t think he will be taking a page out of McGregor’s book to get there faster.

The Brazilian stated that it is not in his style to run his mouth and talk trash against his opponents, and that is not how he wants to get a crack at the title once again. Lyoto Machida mentioned that he is ready to work hard and fight his way back into contention for a shot at the title rather than handed one for running his mouth like Chael Sonnen did.

Lyoto Machida wouldn’t say no to Anderson Silva fight

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Ultimate Fighting Championship or the UFC Middleweight Lyoto Machida has claimed that he wouldn’t turn down the chance of fighting Anderson Silva if ever it came to that.

Machida, a former UFC Light Heavyweight champion said that although he would rather not have this fight but if it ever came to the point that they absolutely had to fight each other, and then he would do it because of his professionalism.

The Spider, as Anderson is known in Mixed Martial Arts circles, recently said that he wouldn’t have any problems in accepting fights against the likes of Machida or even Ronaldo Souza, although just before his rematch for the UFC Middleweight Championship against Chris Weidman last December, he had claimed that there is unwritten rule in Team Nogueira which prohibits team mates and friends from fighting against each other.

Lyoto Machida himself had claimed previously that he doesn’t want to face people who he has worked with before and are his friends. But he broke this particular rule of his when he faced off against Mark Munoz in his first match in the UFC as a Middleweight.

And now, he says he has an open mind about facing Anderson or any other friend that the UFC deems suitable for him.

He stated that this fight would be absolutely brilliant for the sport. He added that this is a fight he would want to avoid because he knows Anderson well, but as a professional fighter, he cannot think like that. Lyoto Machida added that he has to keep an open mind about it and consider it as a fight that can happen and that Anderson can be a future opponent for him and they will only be able to settle that fight inside the UFC’s Octagon if it ever came to that.

Machida – KNEE strike

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Lyoto Machida Movie Ranking: 4 / 5

UFC 157 – Dan Henderson x Lyoto Machida

Sunday, October 27th, 2013

Lyoto Machida Online video Rating: / five

Machida Jones Round 1 UFC 140

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

Lyoto Machida Online video Score: 4 / 5