UFC NEWS – Lyoto Machida Breaks Down His Training For Jon Jones

December 5, 2011 3:49 pm by Pedro Carrasco

“Actually, I also brought Anderson Braddock (Silva), who’s a guy that fights in K-1, he’s a great K-1 fighter. I brought him and Glover (Teixeira) on the first moment. They stayed here for two weeks. On that period we tried to do many sparrings, simulating similar situations I’ll might confront during the fight, also on the clinch, the takedowns. We know Glover is a high lever fighter and why he’s been smashing everybody down here in Brazil, and I’m sure he’ll make a good career abroad, and Bradock also helped me a lot to simulate the fight. Then Glover had to go because he was fighting and then I brought King Mo to add a lot. He’s a high level fighter in Wrestling, he has been a world champion on the Pan Am, he has defeated Olympic champions, so he knows the details of the position that can help me block his game during the fight, and I guess that’s the main aspect. I guess the technical part is the most important one for a fight like that, because I’m fighting a very technical guy. Jon Jones knows many techniques, he’s can do many things, so that’s why I’m trying to improve more and more my wrestling.”

In a recent interview with Tatame.com, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida talks about his preparation for this weekend’s UFC 140 main event against champion, Jon Jones.

Bringing in guys that can help him in the wrestling aspect of the fight against Jones is the smart route to take. However, will it be enough to deal with the length, the craftiness and athleticism that Jon Jones brings to the table?

Four more days and we will find out…

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