Lyoto Machida News

Aug 21, 2017 10:28 am

BREAKING | Lyoto Machida returns to the Octagon at UFC Sao Paulo

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who also contended for the title at middleweight, has not been seen in the cage since June of 2015, when he was smashed to a third-round TKO by the ever-dangerous Yoel Romero. The reason for the former champ’s prolonged absence is an unfortunate USADA-administered suspension stemming from his...

Aug 17, 2017 6:42 am

Report: Lyoto Machida to get tough test in October comeback fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who also contended for the title at middleweight, has not been seen in the cage since June of 2015, when he was smashed to a third-round TKO by the ever-dangerous Yoel Romero. The reason for the former champ’s prolonged absence is an unfortunate USADA-administered suspension stemming from his...

May 6, 2017 12:15 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida In March of 2005, our namesake BJ Penn took on future UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida under the K1 fight banner in Saitama, Japan. The fight took place at an open weight class with Penn weighing in at 191 pounds and “The Dragon” weighing in at 225...

May 2, 2017 2:10 pm

Lyoto Machida promises return “soon” following suspension

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida has been serving an eighteen month suspension from MMA from USADA after admitting to taking a substance which was banned by USADA. Machida disclosed his usage of the substance prior to a fight with Dan Henderson just over a year ago, and was subsequently handed an eighteen month suspension. With...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Nov 29, 2016 12:25 pm

Lyoto Machida’s bold prediction for middleweight title picture

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was recently handed an 18 month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which will leave him sidelined for another 11 months while he finishes the remaining time left on his suspension. Machida’s case with USADA has been a very public one, with ‘The Dragon’ blaming USADA for not...

Nov 23, 2016 10:11 am

USADA fires back at Lyoto Machida for claiming ignorance in doping case

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida’s case with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has been a very public one. Several months ago, USADA approached Machida for a random out-of-competion drug test. Machida disclosed that he had been taking a supplement called 7-Keto, which resulted in an anti-doping policy violation. Machida was handed an 18-month suspension, which...

Nov 21, 2016 3:29 pm

Lyoto Machida blasts USADA after 18 month suspension: they “punish in a very unreasonable fashion”

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was yanked from a middleweight bout with Dan Henderson after he admitted that he’d consumed the banned substance 7-Keto-DHEA. Late last week, the former champ finally received his punishment for this incident: an 18-month suspension, retroactive to April 8, which means he won’t be able to compete again...

Nov 19, 2016 9:34 am

Lyoto Machida releases statement on suspension

This week, former UFC champion Lyoto Machida was handed an 18-month suspension for a USADA anti-doping violation. While Machida admitted to using a supplement which contained the substance he tested positive for, ‘The Dragon’ admitted that he didn’t know the substance was on USADA’s banned substance list. In a Facebook post, the former champ released...

Nov 16, 2016 11:35 am

USADA Hands Lyoto Machida 18-Month Suspension for Anti-Doping Violation

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was pencilled in for a middleweight bout with the now-retired Dan Henderson. The fight, which was scheduled for April’s UFC on Fox 19 card, would have been a rematch of a slow 2013 bout, which saw Machida walk away with split decision win. Regrettably, Machida...

Aug 7, 2016 12:59 pm

Two former champions removed from the UFC rankings

Earlier today news broke that current UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had been removed from the UFC rankings. Well two other former UFC title holders were also removed from the UFC ranking over the weekend, as both Brock Lesnar and Lyoto Machida are no longer listed. Brock Lesnar defeated Mark Hunt via unanimous...

Apr 30, 2016 10:45 am

On This Day: Lyoto Machida retires Randy Couture with unbelievable KO

Apr30.2011@LyotoMachidaFW sends Randy Couture into retirement, when he knocks him out with a flying front kickpic.twitter.com/mmfCVODGcs — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) April 30, 2016 On this day in MMA history 5 years ago, Lyoto Machida landed one of the most iconic KO’s of all time at UFC 129 as he finished Randy Couture with an...

Apr 13, 2016 9:39 pm

Lyoto Machida releases statement on banned substance usage

News broke Wednesday afternoon that former UFC champion Lyoto Machida had been pulled from his fight with Dan Henderson on Saturday after admitting to using a banned substance during a random out-of-competition drug test. Machida released a video statement on his Instagram in Portuguese, which included the following message in english as a caption: I’m...

Apr 13, 2016 2:34 pm

Lyoto Machida admits to use of banned substance, pulled from UFC on FOX 19

With just days left before UFC on FOX 19, the main card has lost a high-profile fight. News surfaced Wednesday afternoon that former UFC champion Lyoto Machida had admitted to using a banned substance during a random out-of-competition drug test. The UFC released a statement on the situation, which was obtained by MMAJunkie: “The UFC...

Feb 9, 2016 7:02 am

Must See Video: RESPECT in Combat Sports

Respect in MMA is always a good thing coming from two fighters looking to put the hurt on one another after a fight. Even when a fight gets built up and tempers flare, it’s good to know there are fighters that respect not just their opponent but the game itself. These are the fighters that...

Jan 29, 2016 1:54 pm

Report: Machida vs. Henderson II set for UFC on FOX 19

The UFC is reportedly booking a highly anticipated rematch that will see two legends of the sport collide as Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson will reportedly fight at UFC on FOX 19 on April 16th. Machida and Henderson fought back at UFC 157 where Machida was awarded a split decision win. Henderson is coming off...