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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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UFC wants Machida vs Vitor in Brazil


Translated - Duel between Brazilian is being internally considered and could be the main event of November 9, in Goiania. Weight needs to be discussed.

A spectacular fight between two of the biggest names in MMA in Brazil entered the UFC's plans in recent days and is being greatly entertained internally. The desire of the organization is to score Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida for the end of the year in Brazilian soil, as Combate.com found with sources close to the Ultimate. If confirmed, it is likely that the duel is the main attraction of the event that has already been agreed for November 9, in Goiânia Arena, the capital of Goiás The weight class - the middleweight (84kg), medium heavyweight (93kg) or a combined weight - yet to be discussed.

The report came in contact with both sides. The team Belfort said he has not been contacted about the possibility and chose not to comment for now. Lyoto said he had not been officially contacted. On the other hand, said that the Dragon is professional and assured that he would accept the fight against compatriot at any weight.
The initial idea of ​​Ultimate is that combat is the middleweight division. It would be the first time Machida, who has always been a heavyweight, 84kg in weight. He has said he intends to lower division in the future and was willing to move between the two weights for now. Victor, meanwhile, said recently it is waiting for the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva fight and only accepts before that if the category of medium-heavy or a combined weight.

The main objective of the UFC with the possible appointment of Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida is an event in Brazil again be absolute sales success of pay per view and especially for tickets. The organization was concerned with many tickets left over in "4 UFC Rio: Aldo x Korean Zombie" and the low sales for "UFC: Glover Teixeira x Ryan Bader," scheduled for September 4, at the gym Mineirinho in Belo Horizonte. Undoubtedly, a confrontation between two names and the size of Vitor Lyoto attract much attention from both the media and the public and would be a success in that sense.
That was out of nowhere, still would rather the order go Wanderlei, Mousasi, Hendo, Shogun or Rogerio for a fight with Vitor, but Machida ain't bad either.

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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:11 PM
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I've often wondered about this and with Vitor against Shogun.

I think at this point unless Vitor makes a miscalculated move he probably will take this fight. Machida is fighting similar to how he first did in route to the UFC. I'm sure because he knows he has a lot on the line; namely the title contendership. It's too bad cuz he was already offered the rematch. This is one possibilty that happens when you turn it down. He should have beat Phil Davis then he would not be in this predicament. If he loses to Vitor they'll prolly recommend him to drop to MW.

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I think Vitor knocks Lyoto out.

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I would be so torn in this fight.

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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:40 PM
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Vitor by SD, while Machida still can't understand out why his "bicycle style Karate" doesn't win him close fights.
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post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:50 PM
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I don't understand it these days. We have Vitor who thinks he is the #1 contender...and really is at 185. Yet he doesn't want 185 fights. Now we want to pair him off with a guy coming off a loss. Now we want to put Machida in a main event to "carry the card" when he puts on crappy fights and leaves people disappointed.

I'm just not that thrilled with any Machida match. And this fight makes little to no sense anyway.

Match-making really isn't this hard. But Joe Silva and the UFC make it look like rocket science.
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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-13-2013, 01:52 PM
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Sooo...Vitor never fights outside of Brazil again or what?
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Machida works Vitor. Vitor fight in th states

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Really people are unhappy about Machida dropping down into what is virtually a number one contenders fight.

Personally I want to see Machida/Weidman for the title I think that's likely the number one possible title defense for Weidman
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Vitor the cheat is again fighting outside the US.

I hope Machida trolls him for 3 rounds and gets a boring UD

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