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Old 12-04-2008, 07:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lyoto Machida Talks Challengers, Title Shot

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Everyone has their own opinion and I really respect that. I am a martial artist, there is a lot of thought and strategy that goes into the way I fight. Give me time and in the future every one will understand my style. It is like jiu-jitsu in the beginning (UFC 1, 2, 3...), it was boring but now it is necessary. If you don’t like it, sorry. I always try to win. For some that is boring, I know, but I am beating the best in the world. After my fights I do not have nothing on my face, no scratches, no bruises. I am like a ghost they can not find me. If that is boring, that is their opinion. But I will be there for long time WINNING. Let everyone underestimate me. I will always be training ready for the next.
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It's true what he says, he'll keep winning fights and they will have to give him a title shot.
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I have no problem with Lyoto fighting the way he does however I find it very boring. And that hurts him I mean I loved his fight with Sokky it was exciting but that was more the exception the the rule.

Machida shouldn't change his style if he doesn't want to but I highly doubt he will ever become a star in the UFC with the way he fights.
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Lyoto's the man, and I'm glad that he'd rather win than to please the fans. Seriously, Machida isn't your typical banger. In fact, he doesn't slang leather, at all. He's crafty and precise. Shit, you can't make a great fighter like him become another Chris Leben.

People talk about him running and not getting hit. The key is to win without taking any damage, and Lyoto does just that.
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No doubt about it Damone he is a very smart and intellegent fighter and I don't think he should change his style.

His Style just doesn't make for exciting fights kinda like Paulo Filho on the ground.
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No BS, I find Machida's fights very exciting.

I used to say that I could see how some can find it boring, but I think I was just trying to be agreeable. I have watched and re-watched his fights with Franklin, Bonnar, Penn, Ortiz and Sokky. The guy is simply amazing to me.

I really hope he clowns Thiago like I think he will.
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Did you enjoy the Penn vs Machida fight? That's one Machida fight that I find to be a tad boring. Great first round for Penn, though. Then, Penn gasses and they clinch a ton. I did like the double stomp by Lyoto, though.

Penn ended up looking better than Lyoto in that fight.

Machida vs Greco is such a good, underrated fight.
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Machida will learn the hard way that being a boring fighter means low pay (or even getting cut from the UFC), even if you do win.

The fans pay his salary... and if he doesn't please the fans, payday will be pretty poor.
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but after he drops Silva @ 94 Dana has NO Excuse to not give him the winner of Page/Wand or Griffin/Sugar

I'm tired of this american favoritism that goes in the UFC. They need to put his name out there

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Has nothing to do with American favoritism.

It has to do with Marketablity and fan support two things Machida lacks.

I dislike the way the UFC does title shots but I think it's unfair to say it is American Favoritism.
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Sorry, but this is MMA and not point karate. I do find his style very boring and I know it has cost him, and it will cost him in the future. I do not expect him to be Chris Leben, but I do expect him to be a little more aggressive, take advantage of opportunities, not just sit back the entire fight and wait until everything is 200% safe and then throw 1 punch.

I have said it before, maybe I am bitter about him because we get these glimpses of how great he can be surrounded by the rest of the boring fight. He has some slick moves, but if I only get 1 move in 15 minutes then move on please.
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