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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-21-2013, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Lyoto Machida ponders move to middleweight division

I think he should make the move, although that fight would be a super fight imo. I'd hate to see them lose their friendship over that as I still feel Lyoto can dethrone the current LHW title holder.

It was a lean and trim Lyoto Machida who met with reporters on Wednesday afternoon after his UFC 157 open workout at the UFC Gym here in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

The former UFC light heavyweight champion clearly is going to have little trouble making weight Friday for his bout with veteran Dan Henderson. But Machida showed up so fit, one can only wonder: Can he make it down to 185 pounds?

Machida indicated that's a question he's been pondering himself.

"Yeah, if I have a chance, I'd like to fight at 185 pounds," Machida said. "Maybe I can fight in both classes, you know? Everybody saw when I drank water before [stepping on] the scale last time. I showed everyone I can, that I can drop down."

Of course, there's a big obstacle awaiting Machida if he was to drop to middleweight: One of his best friends in the business is his Black House campmate, champion Anderson Silva.

"The champion is my friend," Machida said. "He's Anderson Silva. He will continue his career here. He's number one pound-for-pound in the world."

But that doesn't mean Machida can't take fights at 185 pounds for the sake of taking interesting fights. When asked if there was anyone he'd like to fight at middleweight, Machida demurred.

"UFC can choose [an opponent] for me," Machida said. "Anderson has his deal and I have my deal."

In the meantime, Machida still is very much in the mix at light heavyweight. While Machida and Dan Henderson are generally regarded as the top two contenders for Jon Jones' title, there has been no promise of a title shot for the winner. Machida, who was previously promised a title shot after defeating Ryan Bader on Aug. 4, then turned down an offer to fight Jones on three weeks' notice in September, isn't letting title talk get in the way of Saturday's fight.

"I think who wins, me or Dan henderson, deserves the title shot," Machida said. "But, anything can happen inside the UFC. I don't think about that, I'm just focusing on my fight right now."

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Maybe him and Anderson can swap divisions, Lyoto as Champ and Anderson getting tooled? Sounds perfect to me.

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Maybe him and Anderson can swap divisions, Lyoto as Champ and Anderson getting tooled? Sounds perfect to me.
What world do you live in?

It sounds kinda fun

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I've been told by quite a fair few posters on here that Weidman will beat Anderson.

Weidman vs Machida for the middleweight title.
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What world do you live in?

It sounds kinda fun
It's pretty wild breh.


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I actually take this as evidence that Silva is on the verge of retirement. Granted, he's been on the verge for about the last 5 years, but Machida moving down would almost cement it for me. If that's not the case and Machida vs. Silva would actually happen... OMG, it would be the most amazing striking match ever! Or..., with both being devastating counter-strikers, it could very well turn into a dance contest. But..., if the 2 engaged, it would be the sickest stand up war ever.
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Maybe him and Anderson can swap divisions, Lyoto as Champ and Anderson getting tooled? Sounds perfect to me.
That would be a good thing, LL, except for the part Anderson getting tooled. C'mon, it's intriguing how you are such a devoted Lyoto fan (who I love to watch and root for as well, btw) and simultaneously hates so ferociouslly on Anderson, Lyoto's good friend. Don't you trust Lyoto's judgment Anderson is a cool guy?

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Maybe him and Anderson can swap divisions, Lyoto as Champ and Anderson getting tooled? Sounds perfect to me.
Yea, that is what i was thinking...bar the whole, Anderson being tooled thing.
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Anderson wants no part of the LHW division. Future LHW champion Chael Sonnen has made certain of this.
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