MENU
#UFC 217 #Michael Bisping #Conor McGregor #GSP #UFC Fight Night 55


Lyoto Machida at UFC 104

Lyoto Machida

Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida says he can make the 185-pound division and wants to fight at middleweight at some point during his UFC tenure.

The former light heavyweight champion will not fight his friend and training partner, middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva, but wants to challenge himself in the lighter weight class and says the UFC can pick his opponent.

“Maybe I can fight in both classes. Everybody saw that I drink water before I get on the scale,” Machida said during the UFC 157 open workouts on Wednesday.  “If I have the chance, I want to fight at 185 in the UFC.

“Not a title shot.  The champion is my friend, Anderson Silva.  He’s the number one pound-for-pound in the world, but I can do a couple of challenges,” he said.  “The UFC can choose for me.”

Machida (18-3) has fought his entire career at light heavyweight or higher.  There are some that are skeptical whether he can make the cut.  He was walking around between 210 and 212 pounds on Wednesday, but Machida plans to prove the critics wrong.

“I can and I’m going to show them,” He said.

Machida takes on Dan Henderson in the co-main event at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Saturday.  A win could put him in line for a title shot in the light heavyweight division.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Galleries

Lyoto Machida Fights

  • a year ago
  • 2658 views

Comments

Show Comments

Related News

Derek Brunson vs. Lyoto Machida: UFC Sao Paulo Main Event Preview | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 104 views

Preview the UFC Fight Night 119 main event between middleweights Derek Brunson and Lyoto Machida ahead of UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo this Saturday. read news >>

UFC Sao Paul Workouts: Lyoto Machida, Derek Brunson, Demian Maia, and Colby Covington | MMAWeekly.com

  • 28 days ago
  • 21 views

The UFC Fight Night 119 main and co-main event fighters put on quite the show for fans in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Wednesday. read news >>

UFC Fight Night 119 headliner Lyoto Machida credits new life outside octagon for getting him back

  • 28 days ago
  • 23 views

For the first time in his career, Lyoto Machida is learning what it’s like to deal with a lengthy layoff. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Is the Legendary Lyoto Machida, Once the UFC's Karate Kid, on His Last Legs?

  • 28 days ago
  • 7 views

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is back on Saturday, returning to the Octagon after an 18-month absence stemming from a failed drug test. But for how much longer can he soldier on read news >>

Video: UFC-Sao Paulo media day face-offs, where Lyoto Machida scared the (expletive) out of everyone

  • 27 days ago
  • 63 views

The big names atop Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 card got together to meet the media today – and to get face to face with afterward.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Lyoto Machida Fired Up at UFC Sao Paulo Media Day Face-Offs (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 27 days ago
  • 8 views

(Courtesy of UFC) The UFC Sao Paulo media day face-offs were pretty straight forward, save for one fighter that you might not expect to get fired up: Lyoto Machida. The UFC Fight Night 119 fighters c read news >>

Who ya got?! Fighters weigh in on Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

A hometown hero makes his long-awaited return to the cage, but can Lyoto Machida knock off Derek Brunson on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 headliner?Filed under: News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Derek Brunson Expects the Best Lyoto Machida, the Machida that was UFC Champion | MMAWeekly.com

  • 25 days ago
  • 14 views

Derek Brunson is expecting the championship caliber Lyoto Machida, despite the Dragon's two-year layoff. read news >>

UFC-Sao Paulo official weigh-in video highlights: Lyoto Machida on the mark for long-awaited return

  • 26 days ago
  • 5 views

The fighters on Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 119 have all stepped on the scale to become official for their bouts. Check out the highlights.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Former Champ Lyoto Machida Reinvented Himself for UFC Return (Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

After two years away from the Octagon, former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has reinvented himself to make his return against Derek Brunson. read news >>