Lyoto Machida: I won that fight, 'very surprised' by split decision

 

Lyoto Machida took an uninspired split decision over Dan Henderson Saturday night, setting up a title shot at the winner of Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen. However, Henderson feels he won the fight (but not officially) vs. Lyoto. Unsurprisingly, Machida disagrees.

“I felt that I won the fight," Machida told Fox Sport. "Because in my score, I kneed him many times. I kicked him. I took him down. In the third round, he didn’t take me down. I slipped, and he took advantage of this. I felt I won the three rounds, and I was very surprised by the split decision.”

“It was my game plan to keep the fight standing up and to avoid the ground position and his right hands. Look at my face. Nothing. [He kicked me] just a little bit in the legs, but I can put ice on that and it will go away soon. I can make my distance, and I kick hard. I didn’t let him grab me, and I [avoided] a lot of wrestling.”

“When I slipped, he took advantage and kept the fight on the ground just to [score] points. I thought, ‘I have to keep the fight standing up and be more aggressive and try to knock him out.’”

What do you think UG? Was the split decision a surprise?

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well rounded poster site profile image  

2/25/13 11:52 PM by well rounded poster

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2/25/13 11:48 PM by PatrickVilone

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Affliction Blackbelt site profile image  

2/25/13 10:46 PM by Affliction Blackbelt

Neither really did anything convincing. JBJ next opponent should be Silva, Cormier or Gustaffson if he wins.

ranier wolfcastle site profile image  

2/25/13 10:35 PM by ranier wolfcastle

30-27 lyoto imo

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

2/25/13 10:21 PM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

Or Gustaffson who's won 6 in a row versus Lyoto's 2 in a row, with 1 being this very lackluster and close fight.

RobinVanRooney site profile image  

2/25/13 10:05 PM by RobinVanRooney

It really wasn't lol

ortman166 site profile image  

2/25/13 10:01 PM by ortman166

What do you think UG? Was the split decision a surprise?Yes machida quite clearly won

UGSlapshot site profile image  

2/25/13 9:59 PM by UGSlapshot

Agreed.

Immaculata site profile image  

2/25/13 9:58 PM by Immaculata

I don't know why he's so surprised, it was a close fight.

stonepony site profile image  

2/25/13 9:57 PM by stonepony

Instead of arguing about who won that fight, they should try to forget it ever happened and never bring it up again. Neither one have any business fighting JBJ. Dan would have been fun to watch, but, it wouldn't have been much of a fight.Should be JBJ and Anderson.