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Country Breakfast
01-23-2009, 12:15 AM
Dana �If Machida wins, he gets the title shot"
January 22, 2009, 7:51 am

http://the-fight-site.com/2009/01/machi ... ats-silva/


UFC President Dana White was a recent guest on the syndicated local California Radio Show, The Tom Leykis Show. While his appearance on the show was brief, he had some interesting things to say regarding the Light Heavyweight division. In particular White said that if Lyoto Machida is victorious over Thiago Silva on Jan 31st, then he will be granted a title shot for the Light Heavyweight Championship. However, he went on to say that if Silva gets the win over Machida, Silva will still need one more victory under his belt before he is granted a title opportunity.

He said, If lyoto wins, he gets the title shot, if Thiago (wins), hes a win away from the title shot. Definately some things to look forward too.

White also commented on the surprising announcement that Rampage Jackson, for whom most people expected would be next in line to face Rashad Evans for the belt, will be facing off against Keith Jardine at UFC 96.

White said, Most people dont care about this fight, but its a f@#*%! good fight. I dont make these kind of fights for nothing. The buildup will be good, watch.

Liam
01-23-2009, 12:30 AM
I just want Machida to get knocked out, I really dislike his style no offense to him but it doesn't win many fans. I think Rashad could definitely beat him.

KevinD
01-23-2009, 02:24 AM
good for Machida. All he has done is won. He deserves a title shot if he gets by Silva.

Llamafighter
01-23-2009, 02:32 AM
good for Machida. All he has done is won. He deserves a title shot if he gets by Silva.

I agree 100%!! I don't see anyone at LHW beating him!

Spiritwalker
01-23-2009, 03:56 AM
I just want Machida to get knocked out, I really dislike his style no offense to him but it doesn't win many fans. I think Rashad could definitely beat him.

Lyoto getting KO'ed? I don't see that at all. His foot work is art. He is nothing but angles. Some people call his style boring, but it is pure karate, made to work in the MMA world.

Watching him fight is like watching good kata. He is very similar to Chuck. Make the opponent come to you, work the angle and move in, then get out.

It's great!

Primadawn
01-23-2009, 04:22 AM
WAR LYOTO!!!!!

atomdanger
01-23-2009, 05:04 AM
Well good, he deserves one, but I hope Thiago wins.

Jonlion
01-23-2009, 11:51 AM
Rashad and Machida could go down as one of the worst title fights ever the way they both like to counter!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Machida definetly is worthy of a shot but i really like Thiago so i hope he does it.

Also i think its good, they have basically pusnished Rampage for his spell of lunacy. In normal circumstances he would be first for the shot but it think once he beats Jardien he'll get it.

Thats a smart fight by UFC. Rampage chalks up another good win and is hailed and physically and mentally ready for the title, and it gives the long suffering Jardine a chance to get right back into the picture if he took out Quinton. don't see it happenin though!

Jason 16
01-23-2009, 11:59 AM
Rashad and Machida could go down as one of the worst title fights ever the way they both like to counter!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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hey rashad could go for the take down right away and machida would choke him out . :Whistle:

KevinD
01-23-2009, 12:43 PM
It takes two fighters to make a fight. Machida is defensive but does explode into offence when the openings are there. If other fighters don't like his style, then it is up to them to take him out and force him to change. Until now, no one has been able to do that.

Llamafighter
01-23-2009, 01:32 PM
It takes two fighters to make a fight. Machida is defensive but does explode into offence when the openings are there. If other fighters don't like his style, then it is up to them to take him out and force him to change. Until now, no one has been able to do that.

It takes two to tango!:frantics:
and at least two to fight! :punch:

TheConcretekid
01-23-2009, 06:01 PM
Anderson hasnt had a fight since Oct.

Most fighters like about a 4 month gap in between fights, which would mean Silva would fight again in Feb for UFC 95 (and give that piece of crap card a headliner)

If Lyoto wins by quick KO, then maybe he'll be ready to fight again in a month for 95. (Kinda like Koscheck has been doing)

If not, Silva will have to wait for Lyoto to be ready to fight again. So if Lyoto fights all three rounds, or gets hurt, or simply wants 4 months, that means they'll be fighting in May (UFC 98 with Hughes) or June (UFC 99, no confirmed headline) and that will be a 7 or 8 month break for Silva, not the best thing in the world to do.

OR
Lyoto fights this month, Silva at 95 and then the meet at UFC 100?

Tyburn
01-23-2009, 07:45 PM
Lyoto getting KO'ed? I don't see that at all. His foot work is art. He is nothing but angles. Some people call his style boring, but it is pure karate, made to work in the MMA world.

Watching him fight is like watching good kata. He is very similar to Chuck. Make the opponent come to you, work the angle and move in, then get out.

It's great!
:blink: No...Kata are interesting to watch, Machida is not. I watched him live at UFC70 :unsure:

Spiritwalker
01-24-2009, 02:58 AM
:blink: No...Kata are interesting to watch, Machida is not. I watched him live at UFC70 :unsure:


wow.... ok... different strokes.. I guess..

atomdanger
01-24-2009, 04:55 AM
:blink: No...Kata are interesting to watch, Machida is not. I watched him live at UFC70 :unsure:

The bottom line is, if the fans aren't behind you you will never have a great career

Josh
01-24-2009, 04:57 AM
I don't really care for Machida but he is a great fighter and has certainly earned a shot.

Tyburn
01-24-2009, 12:22 PM
wow.... ok... different strokes.. I guess..
I mean I do like Kata...I just dont think that Machida...well he more like dances...but not in the interesting capoeria...I just think he's boring to watch...that puts me off.

...and I did see him fight live...so I feel that I've truely experienced his performance (because obviously there are people who i've never seen live and only watched on TV...and its different being there/being at home)

:)

lc87
01-24-2009, 11:08 PM
I've never been too impressed with lyoto. I just don't like his style.

TheConcretekid
01-28-2009, 11:58 PM
Lyoto is fighting in January (against Thiago Silva)
Anderson is fighting in April (against Thales Leites)

Assuming neither of them lose nor get hurt, they could could be ready (3 months off for Anderson, 6 for Lyoto) to fight for UFC 100.

Kata/karate/boring arguments aside, a lot of people like Lyoto. That fight alone would be huge, but there will be other fighters available, such as:

Rashad (title holder)
Wandy
Hendo
GSP (title holder*)
Penn (title holder)
Liddell
Randy
Franklin
Nog

If you put all those names on one card, throw in some Forrest, Sanchez, Kongo maybe, some TUF guys and have 4 belts on the line, holy crap, you have one hell of a show

rockdawg21
01-29-2009, 01:51 AM
But if Silva wins, he doesn't get a shot? That's racist! :p

Anyways, I hope Silva destroys this guy. Lyoto has lots of talent, but I really dislike his style. Reminds me too much of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Run run run.

Spiritwalker
01-29-2009, 04:49 PM
Reminds me too much of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Run run run.

But it's kinda stupid to stand and bang if you don't have to.. Look at Chuck.. Matt.. hell.. even Rashad...

Get in .. get your shots.. get out... If when you go in.. thnigs are working.. you STAY in..

It's a smart fight.

rockdawg21
01-29-2009, 06:12 PM
But it's kinda stupid to stand and bang if you don't have to.. Look at Chuck.. Matt.. hell.. even Rashad...

Get in .. get your shots.. get out... If when you go in.. thnigs are working.. you STAY in..

It's a smart fight.
I'm not denying it's an effective strategy. I think Chuck, Matt, and Rashad are exciting fighters. Chuck goes on the offensive after a "feel out" process, Matt goes for big slams, submissions, and G&Ps, Rashad has great takedowns, standup, slams, and G&Ps while Lyoto just runs the whole fight.

I'm not denying Lyoto's talent. He's an excellent karate practitioner, but karate as a defensive style only is incredibly boring for this sport.

Spiritwalker
01-29-2009, 11:05 PM
but karate as a defensive style only is incredibly boring for this sport.


I guess that really depends on who you talk to..