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Thursday, 08/08/2013, 05:48 am

Lyoto Machida calls for five round rematch against Phil Davis

This past weekend at UFC 163 in Brazil, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) lost a controversial split decision to Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event.

While “The Dragon” has already publicly requested a rematch agaisnt Davis, he revealed a stipulation last night during ‘UFC Tonight’ on Fuel TV to Ariel Helwani:

According to @arielhelwani, @lyotomachidafw wants a 5 round rematch with @PhilMrWonderful. What you say @danawhite?

– UFC Tonight (@UFCTonight) August 7

A five round bout would certainly make things more interesting and potentially more definitive. Is a five round main event rematch between Davis and Machida a fight you would like to see put together by the UFC? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!


53 Responses to “Lyoto Machida calls for five round rematch against Phil Davis”

  1. penn fan says:

    Snooze fest.

    • JiuJitsuHeyZues says:

      I really wanna see a 5 rd fight between Machida and Davis…. SAID NO ONE EVER!!! KILL ME NOW! This guy really puts the “Drag” in Dragon. Just MOVE ON already! Call out Glover Texiera LMAO!!!

  2. Fricken Chicken says:

    lets get it Done war Lyoto!

    • JiuJitsuHeyZues says:

      I wouldnt even wanna see another 3 rd fight let alone 5, and If you are a Lyoto fan then you do not say WAR Lyoto, you say RUN Lyoto, Geez everyone knows that.

      • CanadianBoi says:

        Run lyoto? Ur a fukkin idiot. How about get on lyoto’s level and catch up. Nobody can hit him and when he wants to hit someone he almost always hits them. Shut the fuk up. Run lyoto haters are fukkin dumb mother fukkers. How about u train your hating ass off and get into the UFC and we will see how much of a exciting fighter your fat ass is.

        • ThaGreenBandit says:

          Ease up, bro. Nothing wrong with being a compassionate fan, but damn! That being said, I wouldn’t mind a rematch either, because the way I saw it, Machida won the fight, and he is known to have the ability to knock somebody the fuk out, so why not? BUT, if he had been more aggressive in that last round, instead of acting like he pretty much had the fight wrapped up, he coulda won, so he really has no one to blame for the decision. He should know by now to at least try to avoid leaving it in the hands of the judges at all cost.

        • Max MMA says:

          Youre and Idiot, Obviously you don’t know shit about MMA, Lyoto Machida is a counter puncher, he waits until you make a move so that he can hit you off guard, thats his whole strategy. One or 2 other fighters in the Ufc do that Sheek Congo and Barao are like that and guess what, they are boring. Boring enough that as soon as Sheek Congo lost he was cut from UFC. So don’t be surprise if that happens to THE DRAGONNNNN

      • Mbmikeboldizar says:

        Ignorant and uneducated. That’s lyotos fighting style count how many knockouts he has with that “boring” style and then talk shit

  3. Zelic says:

    He had his chance. Maybe next fight he should be more aggressive and secure the victory rather then leave it to the judges

  4. pikajew says:

    I’d see it, and he certainly deserves another chance to prove he actually won. Shogun got his opportunity when he got screwed. Lyoto is screwed now so give him his opportunity. Either way, nothing is a worse decision than doing a Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2… that was just dumb.

  5. Dddddddd says:

    Give it to him. Maybe if people see him beat him again they’ll start to understand his technic. Lyotos ahead of his time and won’t be one of the old guys sh!tting and p!ssing his pants after he retires from brain trauma. I woudnt expect any stupid ass to understand that though.

  6. GRT 3000 says:

    Lyoto won that fight imo, bit it was still boring. He can’t sit back & counterstrike the ENTIRE fight, he needs to mix it up. Judges are notorious for fu(c)king up, so he needs to put a stamp on his bouts by being more aggressive.

  7. John says:

    no, fk that Davis doesnt deserve a rematch. Machida won decisively. Give Machida Glover and then a title fight or a title fight.. davis sit your weak ass in the back of the line.

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  9. JoMo311 says:

    I am a HUGE Lyoto fan!!! I would love to see a rematch because he got robbed! Lyoto will finish Davis!!!

  10. 757 says:

    You lost a terrible fight. Nobody would ever pay to see that again….goodbye

  11. Gargoyle Wrestling says:

    I agree with 757 except the fact that I can always watch Phil Davis and his exceptional wrestling and his hot sweaty body smothering his opponents while I imagine it was me.

  12. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    It wasn’t a great fight, but Davis and his wrestling is more to blame for that than Machida who pressed forward the first two rounds.

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