Archive: lyoto machida

Aug 20, 2013 12:12 pm

Dana White Says They’re Not Hiding Vitor Belfort in Brazil Due to TRT Use

Dana White has often been very vocal when it comes to testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) use in the UFC, chastising fighters for using the therapy. The fighters who apply for testosterone use exemption (TUE) for a fight are often shoved in to the limelight as we wait for word to come down on whether or...

Aug 19, 2013 11:12 am

Quick Twitt | Belfort, Machida & Davis All Ask For Shot At Sonnen

After his one-sided destruction over former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, Chael Sonnen has drawn the attention of several elite level fighters. In his post-fight speech Sonnen called out Wanderlei Silva, but a few key match ups have just introduced themselves in the form of Vitor Belfort, Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis. Check it...

Aug 19, 2013 8:57 am

Dana White: Machida vs. Diaz was a bad idea

Early last week, UFC president Dana White took the media by surprise by saying he had offered former Strikeforce champion, Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC), a return bout against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC). However, after this weekend’s UFC Fight Night event in Boston, White stated that the proposed Diaz...

Aug 15, 2013 10:04 am

Dana White Offers Nick Diaz Shot At Middleweight Against Lyoto Machida

UFC President Dana White revealed yesterday during a special Q&A in Boston that he has offered former welterweight title challenger Nick Diaz a fight against former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. Not a bad idea is it? “I talked to Diaz today, and I made him an offer, so we’ll see what happens,” White said yesterday...

Aug 14, 2013 11:48 am

Report: UFC Boss Eyeing Machida vs. Belfort As UFC 167 Co-Main Event

Vitor Belfort wants another crack at the UFC middleweight title. Lyoto Machida wants a rematch with Phil Davis. But it looks like neither will happen if UFC president Dana White has his way. On this week’s edition of UFC Tonight, White told reporter Ariel Helwani that he would like to make Belfort vs. Machida as...

Aug 13, 2013 10:55 am

Phil Davis Has No Interest In Machida Rematch

“I have 12 wins; 11 wins- all those guys want rematches.  [Lyoto Machida is] not the first person who wants a rematch,” Phil Davis, pictured, explained of his recent opponent, Lyoto Machida, to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour Monday.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA It was the most controversial decision of late, when UFC...

Aug 8, 2013 12:30 pm

VIDEO | Lyoto Machida And Female Reporter Swap Urine and Drink

This is a clip from the very popular TV show “Panico na TV.” Its a mix of Howard Stern/Jackass humor and they sent out two of there reporters to cover UFC 163. Sabrina Sato the very sexy co-host decides she’s going to ask Lyoto if he’ll drink her urine since he practices “Urophagia.” Here Sato...

Aug 8, 2013 5:48 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...

Aug 6, 2013 11:03 am

UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Aldo and Jung Both Out Over 3 Months

  UFC 163 took a toll on its competitors.  Among the 10 fighters on the main card, 4 received suspensions of 90 days or more.  Headliners Chan Sung Jung and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (whose injured foot is pictured above) each received suspensions for injuries apparent to many viewers.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Aug 6, 2013 9:12 am

Hendo’s Coach: Vitor Belfort will ‘regret’ asking for Dan Henderson rematch

Vitor Belfort (23-10 MMA, 12-6 UFC) may still have Chael Sonnen in his sights, but “The Phenom” is already widening his search for potential opponents, this according to his wife and manager, Joana Prado. She spoke to SporTV recently and mentioned that should a fight with Sonnen fail to materialize, Belfort’s second option would be...

Aug 6, 2013 8:13 am

Bisping: Machida needs to change his style

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. Many people have blamed bad judging for the fights decision, but UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping (24-5...

Aug 5, 2013 9:55 am

Quick Twitt | Brandon Vera Fires Off At Stann For Machida vs. Davis Commentary

Longtime UFC staple, Brandon Vera, took to Facebook/Twitter following last weekend’s UFC 163 co-main event between Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida to comment on his disgust for Joe Rogan stand in, Brian Stann. Check it out: Phil Davis is a longtime stablemate at the Alliance training center in San Diego, California where Brandon Vera trains,...

Aug 5, 2013 9:25 am

UFC 163 Post-Fight: Machida Wants A Rematch, Davis Thinks He Deserved Victory

Following last weekend’s UFC 163 co-main event talks of controversy filled the airwaves. With a very close fight, many thought Machida had done enough to earn victory over Phil Davis and retain his number one contender slot. Lyoto wants a rematch to prove he can beat Davis and Davis is looking on towards a title...

Aug 4, 2013 9:19 am

UFC 163: Press Conference Highlights

A Dana White-less press conference at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro revealed several nuggets for the company’s future in the country. Marshall Zelaznik said that plans are made for another busy 2014 in Brazil but with the World Cup and a major election to circumnavigate. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his title with...

Aug 3, 2013 9:12 pm

UFC 163 Results: Phil Davis Upsets Lyoto Machida in Controversial Stunner

The co-main event was a light-heavyweight tilt with potential title ramifications as Lyoto Machida took on Phil Davis A measured first round saw Machida looking to counter Davis. Machida landed successfully with his usual blinding speed. Davis didn’t look for a takedown for the majority of the round. Whenever Machida would land, even a minor...

Aug 1, 2013 10:02 am

Lyoto Machida Says UFC Demanded Rematch for Anderson Silva

UFC 163 fighter and former UFC champion Lyoto Machida knows a little something about title rematches as his consecutive bouts with Mauricio Rua started a streaky run for ‘The Dragon’. Now Machida weighs in on a situation concerning his friend and former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. In an interview with O Globo, Machida covered...

Jul 30, 2013 11:48 am

Machida Believes Glover Teixeira Is The Man To Beat Jon Jones

“I think Glover, he’s great technique, he’s a very strong guy. He’s training to fight and he can beat Jon Jones one day. He’s good. He’s difficult to take him down, he defends all the time and good cardio too. I think Glover can beat Jon Jones.”

Jul 29, 2013 12:05 pm

Machida Comfortable With Wrestling Ability Of Phil Davis

“I feel very comfortable with striking. I’ve fought many wrestlers; I know how to deal with them. So I feel very confident my striking will be the difference in this fight.” This weekend former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, faces wrestling standout, Phil Davis in the co-main event of UFC 163. As he tells it...

Jul 26, 2013 9:38 am

Machida Doesn’t Want Daniel Cormier Jumping The Line At 205 Pounds

“I believe that there’s a ranking and it should be followed. There are a lot of guys in line right now in the weight class to fight for a title. I’ve been waiting in line. There’s Glover Teixeira, there’s Phil Davis, so there’s a lot of guys in there in the mix. If he’s going...

Jul 23, 2013 9:31 am

FREE FIGHT VIDEO | Lyoto Machida vs. Randy Couture

Watch two former champions collide in front of the biggest crowd in UFC history: Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida looks to retire Randy ‘The Natural’ Couture in dramatic fashion at UFC 129.

Jul 23, 2013 9:00 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Phil Davis Open To Facing Teammate Gustafsson For Title

With Phil Davis getting ready to step inside the cage against Lyoto Machida and his teammate Gustafsson prepping for a showdown with Jon Jones, the two light-heavyweights could be on a collision course against each other. This possibility is what ‘Mr. Wonderful’ calls a win-win-win situation.

Jun 28, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Phil Davis Talks Upcoming Fight With Lyoto Machida, Would Fight Teammate Gustafsson For Title

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis spoke with Radio Wednesday night, talking about past and upcoming fights for ‘Mr. Wonderful.’ For Davis (11-1), his last appearance in the Octagon was only three months ago, where he defeated jiu jitsu phenom, Vinny Magalhaes, in a unanimous decision victory.  Leading up to...

Jun 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Machida Wants Title Shot With Win Over Phil Davis

“I think with this next victory that I’ll have, I will be the next contender, for sure. I have some keys on how to win Jon Jones. I was very close [to] the victory against Jones. Maybe if somebody gives me a rematch, I can get that.” In a recent interview with, former UFC...

Jun 24, 2013 9:43 am

More Than Training Partners: Teixeira vs. Machida Will Never Happen Says Glover

“I have no problem fighting someone I train with. I train with many of the fighters in my division, and I’m friends with most of them. I love [Antonio] Rogerio [Nogueira] and “Feijao,” and if I had the choice, I would rather not face them. In Lyoto’s case, it goes beyond that. I’ve been in...

Jun 21, 2013 10:28 am

UFC 163 Odds: Jose Aldo & Lyoto Machida open as big favorites

The betting lines for both the UFC 163 main and co-main events have been unveiled and they’re pretty lopsided. Brazilians Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida have opened as big favorites over their respective opponents Chan Sung Jung and Phil Davis. Here’s a look at the lines (via BestFightOdds): UFC Featherweight Championship:  Champ Jose Aldo -560 ...

Jun 11, 2013 5:41 am

Rashad Evans: Machida Loss Gave Me Nightmares

“I would be lying if I said that fight didn’t affect me. That fight gave me nightmares for a long time. On so many levels I lost that fight before I even got there. I was wondering how that could have happened. I never even thought I could even be hurt in a fight, never...

Jun 3, 2013 4:16 pm

Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis Set To Duke It Out At UFC 163

Dana White and Joe Silva have evidently put in some hours over the weekend planning what the future of the UFC’s light heavyweight division will look like. With the recent injury of Lil’ Nog, rumors were flying around that Lyoto Machida would replace him and fight Shogun Rua for a third time. After Chael Sonnen...