7th degree black belt in Aikido Steven Seagal was recently interviewed on The MMA Hour to discuss Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida.
"Chael last time had an extremely unfair advantage," said Grand Master Seagal. "Because, you know, that whole deal with I don't know what it's called, steroids, or whatever, performance-enhancing drugs or whatever. ... I think this time, probably he'll be a little more careful with that, and I think that will even the playing field. Let's just say this, I think this time, they're both going to be at their best. I don't think there's going to be any controversy, I don't think there's going to be any injuries. I think two great fighters are going to go out there and have it out, and I think my guy's going to win. My guy's going to win handily this time."
"I respect every fighter that goes out to the Octagon, I don't think (Jones') punches or kicks landed well (vs. Lyoto Machida). Do I think he punches or kicks well? No, not at all, and that's just my opinion. He's a very big guy, he's like a heavyweight. He's 6-4, very athletic and very strong. Is he a better fighter than Lyoto? No. Not even close. But that doesn't mean he can't win."
"(Between Jon Jones and Anderson Silva there is) a huge difference in strength and size and weight. I don't know what's fascinating for fans to see. And I said (Jones) is a heavyweight. He said he was going to challenge Junior dos Santos, if he really said that, he should do it. He's already cleaned out the (light heavyweight) division, there's no one left to fight him."
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