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Old 09-21-2008, 04:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Machida wants Rashad

http://www.tatame.com/2008/09/20/Mac...e-Rashad-Evans

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After being scrapped from UFC 89 because of Thiago Silva’s back injury, Lyoto Machda keeps training in Brazil, but less than before. With his back to the octagon still undefined, Machida waits for the UFC to set his next bout. “I continue training, I can’t be caught unprepared for a fight, but I’m training less now, doing only some physical training, Jiu-Jitsu and Karatê… They didn’t say anything, but told me that this fight (with Thiago Silva) still can happen”, said the fighter, who would need to wait for his recovery to come back to the octagon.



But if it depended on his decision, he’d come back tomorrow with another opponent. “I’m waiting for any situation, or face him, if he gets better, or having another opponent. I would like to face Rashad Evans, and the winner gets a title shot, but now it seems like they will put him against Forrest Griffin… I’d like to face him and the winner gets Griffin, it’s a good way”, suggests Machida, who waits for a top opponent for his next fight.

“I don’t know how it’s gonna be, I’m ready to fight, but don’t wanna fight anyone, because I’m building my way in UFC and I wanna fight the top fighters so that they could give me a title shot after”, says. Between the option in the light-heavyweight Top 10 ranking is Maurício Shogun, getting better from a knee injury and waiting to fight in December, still without and opponent. If Machida could choose, another Brazilian fight could happen. “I never chose opponents, I leave it to UFC and my managers, what they want for me is good. If they think fight Shogun is better I’ll do it, I’m prepared to for everything”, guarantees Machida.
Some people would flip out if this fight was made
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Old 09-21-2008, 04:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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machida will pick him apart
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I think Machida would beat him horrendously bad.
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i'd rather see the shogun/machida fight than the rashad/machida fight
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Id love to see Machida school Rashad anyday. I dont like Rashad and im not a fan of Machidas but i respect the guy and recognize that Machida would trash Rashad and most others anyday.
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BFOTC candidate for sure but I'd like to see it just the same. I think Machida would pick him apart but you never know with Rashad, he's proven himself every time you think he's going to get schooled.
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He can want Rashad as much as he likes, but he's obviously not going to get him next since Rashad has already been offered the next title shot. Rumors are pointing towards Machida fighting Shogun next, and although it would be fun to watch, I think Shogun deserves a warm up fight first after such a long layoff.

Machida vs Thiago Silva really made sense. It's such a shame that it got cancelled.
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I think the Machida/Rashad fight makes complete sense.

Both are undefeated and the winner of this fight gets Griffin, but looks like it won't happen.
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Still like the idea that Forrest Vs Evans, Machida Vs Silva, winners fight eachother.
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I love to see this fight just to see what will happen, i would want rashad to win this fight, i think he has came a lot further in this game than people think.
Plus they are both considered relatively boring fighters so this could only mean it will be a great fight lol.
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