UFC NEWS – My Game plan Was Working, Says Machida

December 12, 2011 2:12 pm by Pedro Carrasco

“We set a game plan that, from where I’m standing, until a certain moment, was working, but he landed that elbow and I got dizzy, I couldn’t see things straight anymore and it disturbed me because I couldn’t see. And on that moment I thought, ‘I gotta do my best here and now.’ I felt him lose a little on the first round, but I was focused on not making it a big deal, because each round was a different one and I had to win them all. I did my game and he was falling for it. He took me down, launching an elbow on me, and that surprised me a little, because I thought he would take me down but I would have a little time to think it straight. It was very fast and I had my head close to the fence, he hit me with an elbow, I couldn’t see and I tried to stand up and he hit me even more. I stood up and the judge interrupted, but we started fighting again and I didn’t have enough time to recover from that.”

In a recent interview with Brazilian media outlet, Tatame.com, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida discusses his disappointing loss this past weekend to Jon Jones.

We all saw it, and if you didn’t see it you need to check it out. His assessment is correct. His game plan was working well against Jones in the opening frame of action, however between rounds the champion was able to collect himself and come out in the second round with a full arsenal of MMA tactics to get Machida down to the mat and unleash those deadly elbows that we have seen in the past. (Ahem… Brandon Vera)

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