Machida gave ESPN some answers regarding his recent decline to fight Rashad Evans at UFC 133. Read the article by clicking here.
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After Chael Sonnen was quoted bashing Brazilian fighters Lyoto Machida, Anderson Silva and the Nogueira brothers. Lyoto responded by saying,
“I think [the Sonnen fight] is great, I’m excited to do that. He’s coming back now, wants to fight, and I really think it’s a good fight for me. If Sonnen really wants this fight, I’ll sign it immediately, no problem at all.”
Despite rumors Lyoto Machida will not be fighting Chael Sonnen this October. Sonnen is set to fight former Marine, Brian Stann. How do you feel about Sonnen’s trash talk? Do you think they should eventually meet in the ring?
Lyoto has been training at the Black House gym in LA with Anderson Silva, the Nogueira Brothers, Mark Munoz, and his Brothers. Check out this recent interview with him during his time at Back House, July 2010.
Chinzo: “I believe in a knockout by Lyoto”Friday 12th of March 2010 10:51 AM
By Guilherme Cruz (www.tatame.com)
Chinzo Machida is confident on Lyoto Machida at the rematch against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua for the UFC title. Talking to TATAME.com, Lyoto’s brother commented the preparation, strategy and the result of the next fight. “I believe in a knockout by Lyoto, that’s why we’re looking at”, Machida said, revealing the possibility of coming back to the MMA rings this year.
What do you expect from this rematch?
We can’t predict the fight itself, but Lyoto is more prepared than the other time, more focused on the fight, stronger. We changed the concentration on training, we don’t let a lot of people around him in training anymore, thing that had no reason to happen. We separated his training, making him more focused.
How do you think it’s gonna be this fight?
I believe in a knockout by Lyoto, that’s why we’re looking at.
How is his training?
He’s training well, doing the karate, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, a little bit of everything, besides muay thai, physical preparation… We already started the training in January, his hand is 100% now.
What did you think about the first fight?
I thought Lyoto won it, looked for the fight all the time, besides his characteristic is to counter attack. Shogun didn’t expose himself, he’s kicking Lyoto, but with few moments of definition. This rematch can start the same way, but I’m sure it’ll go a different way. Lyoto wasn’t very satisfied with the critics and Shogun wasn’t happy with the result either. It can put both to define the fight, but we’ll only know it at the fight time.Nobody wants to let it go to decision again.
And what about you? When will you fight again?
Lyoto is the main goal now. I’m part of his team and I’m getting ready. I’m a BJJ brown belt and do my karate, I’m getting ready to an opportunity, but it depends of my factors. My father is who manages his training, but I work with him all the time. I would be a problem if I decide to fight now. If I have an opportunity, I’d like to test my abilities too.