Machida: ‘Rockhold Landed An Illegal Shot, That’s Why He Won’

June 16, 2015 10:58 am by BJPENN.COM News
Lyoto Machida

Lyoto Machida

“I’ve watched it maybe 3-4 times, that fight. I saw that I got an elbow on my neck, he elbowed my neck and I was so dizzy that time. Then, when I went to corner, I barely hear my brother, so when I got back to the fight, I was so dizzy, my legs were wobbly. I wasn’t recovered. So suddenly I fell again, and he was smart and capitalized.”

“I thought that was illegal shot. But, it’s not a problem because it’s a fight, something happens sometime. I think it wasn’t on purpose, but I think it happened, it made me bad.”

Lyoto Machida, while on The MMA Hour, discussed his loss to Luke Rockhold and says after watching it he noticed he got hit with am illegal elbow, that made him dizzy. Do you read into any of these excuses fighters give, or do you always just say to stop complaining?

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