Machida on Bellator and UFC differences

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida spoke with MMA Junkie recently about a big transition in his career. Having left the UFC to join Bellator’s roster it’s no surprise that fans are curious of the pros and cons of each from his perspective. “I’m speaking from the bottom of my heart, I’m very satisfied.”, … Read more

Lyoto Machida discusses UFC 104 performance

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida discusses his UFC 104 performance against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Machida believes he won the first three rounds, he thinks the fourth round was very close, and feels Shogun won the last round. Although the judges awarded Machida the victory, the majority of people thought Shogun won the fight. Machida admits Shogun … Read more

Why Lyoto Machida is so special

Yoshizo Machida laid the foundation

Following UFC 98 this past Saturday night, UFC President Dana White said, “This could be the Lyoto Machida era;” meaning the newly-crowned light heavyweight champion may hold the title for a considerable amount of time.

We here at PRO MMA (promma.info) were touting the praises of Machida’s style a year ago. This was after he dominated Tito Ortiz and so-called “experts” had the nerve to compare Machida’s style of fighting to Kalib Starnes running from Nate Quarry.

For the most part it seems as though his way of fighting has been misunderstood by a large portion of MMA fans because he does not simply stand in front of opponents like a “Bonnar vs. Griffin 1” and slug it out to see who is left on on their feet. Machida’s fighting strategy is practically the diametrical opposite of someone like Wanderlei Silva.

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