Machida at Middleweight - conspiracy theories and whatnot
When I first heard it I was as excited at the next pro-Machida person on here but now that I gave it a little more thought, I've come to question "Why now?".
[Disclaimer: I'm gonna assume he does well at MW, I think most of you will agree. For the sake of argument I'm also going to assume that Anderson beats Weidman]
Let's say Anderson beats Weidman - what's Lyoto gonna do? He won't fight Anderson, that's for sure. So does he move back up to LHW? If that's the plan then why not wait until after Anderson/Weidman II? That would be the sensible thing to do right?
Does Lyoto know something that we don't?
Maybe he knows it's going to be Anderson's last fight. I know Anderson has signed a new 10 fight contract and said he would fulfill it, but maybe he changed his mind. I'd say it's not very probable but it would explain things.
Maybe (and I hope this is true) he and Anderson agreed to fight each other. So Anderson beating Weidman wouldn't obstruct Lyoto's path to a title. Because after all, why would Machida move to a new division if he knew he would never fight the champ?
Do you think there's more to it than meets the eye or am I just reading too much into it?
Rookie Hammer Squad 2015
Frankie Edgar - Dominick Cruz - Jorge Masvidal - Cat Zingano - Holly Holm