Archive: lyoto machida

Oct 2, 2013 6:54 am

Rafael Natal replaces Machida, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC’s ‘Fight for the Troops 3’

When Michael Bisping injured his eye, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, was pulled from his scheduled bout with Tim Kennedy at ‘UFC Fight for the troops 3’ to replace “The Count” in the headliner of “UFC Fight Night 30” opposite Mark Munoz. The shuffling of opponents had left Tim Kennedy without a fight, so, he began...

Sep 28, 2013 12:59 pm

Tim Kennedy Calls Out Entire Middleweight Division Looking For Machida Replacement

UFC middleweight fighter, Tim Kennedy, was finally given the named opponent he had been searching for since entering the UFC. A headlining gig against former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was set for the Fight For The Troops 3 event in Kentucky and Kennedy was ready to show out. Yesterday we learned that Michael Bisping...

Sep 27, 2013 3:57 pm

Bisping Injured, Machida Moved To Fight Night 30, Will Face Munoz In Main Event

  Michael ‘The Count’ Bisping has been forced off the UFC Fight Night 30 card with an undisclosed injury. In for Bisping comes, debuting middleweight, Lyoto Machida. Machida was originally slated to face off with Tim Kennedy in the main even of the UFC’s Fight for the Troops event set for November 6th, but with...

Sep 4, 2013 10:36 am

Machida: Glover Teixeira Can Beat Jon Jones

“I believe Glover is the next champion. I don’t see anyone in the light heavyweight division to stop Glover Teixeira. Not even Jon Jones. We train together for a long time. To do well against him, you really, really need to know what you’re doing. He’s too strong for this division. He’s a heavyweight, and...

Aug 23, 2013 9:54 am

VIDEO | Machida Says He Has Four Years Left Of Fighting

Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida gives an estimated timeline for his retirement in the video interview. The former light-heavyweight champion believes he will stick around for another four-years, making his estimated retirement age set at 39 years old.

Aug 22, 2013 6:05 am

Lyoto Machida drops to 185, faces Tim Kennedy at UFC Fight for the Troops 3

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) will make his middleweight debut this November when he takes on military hero Tim Kennedy (16-4 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at the UFC’s third “Fight for the Troops” show. UFC President Dana White announced the fight late Wednesday evening on “FOX Sports Live.” 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 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 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 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 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 sherdog.com, former UFC...