The UFC returns to Manchester this Saturday for ‘UFC Fight Night 30,’ which is headlined by a middleweight bout between former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) and Mark Munoz (13-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC).
Machida and Munoz have trained together in the past, and according to ‘The Filipino Wrecking Machine’ they both learned quite a bit from eachother, although Munoz believes ‘The Dragon’ did learn a little more from him:
“I do have some insight to fight the fight the way I want to and I think he knows that and I think he’s going to use the tricks that I taught him against me. But, like every other coach and teacher, you have stuff that you can pull out of your sleeves. Having said that, it’s going to be a great fight either way. I’m not much of a fighter that is able to kind of have no action. I always want to press the issue or have a passive aggressive style. Lyoto waits for someone to come into him.”
“It’s going to be a great fight and I plan on it. I’ve learned some stuff from him, too. It goes both ways. I taught him some stuff and he taught me some stuff. For the most part, we were training together. I brought some insight to wrestling and he brought some insight to striking. Yeah, it goes both ways, but I feel I taught him more than he taught me.”
Who do you have winning this middleweight showdown? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!