Phil Davis: Watching Machida for double blink key to strategy


Most opponents that have fought Lyota Machida have alluded to solving the 'Machida-puzzle', that is Machida has a style that is hard to be ready for until you see it in the cage. However, Phil Davis thinks he has the key to help him defeat Machida, and it's not what you might think:

"I was watching tape of him for three or four hours straight," he said, in a delivery not at all laced with comedy. "He blinks his left eye twice, and then he comes at you with fury. I went back and watched over-and-over. I have a really nice TV. I zoomed in on it. Yes, he does it, he blinks his left eye twice, and pow. So I’ll be watching his eye all night. The real danger for him is he’s not going to be the first person to look into my eyes and get mesmerized. "

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BshMstr site profile image  

8/3/13 1:22 PM by BshMstr

good troll by Davis...

Zed Wayne Zed site profile image  

8/3/13 12:30 PM by Zed Wayne Zed

Good point.Lyoto should just blink twice and throw the first ever crane kick on the way up, ax kick on the way down finish.A man can dream.

SJax site profile image  

8/3/13 11:40 AM by SJax

Be funny if this caused Machida to watch a couple hours of his own film to see if he actually does this.

madmav site profile image  

8/3/13 3:51 AM by madmav

funny stuff from mr. wonderful..

RockMeAmadeus site profile image  

8/3/13 3:34 AM by RockMeAmadeus

you figured out his poker face and gave it away!don't expect any more double blinks!

ArtisticStrength site profile image  

8/3/13 3:08 AM by ArtisticStrength

Lol. Never gonna be able to watch machida fight without watching his eye

in_different site profile image  

8/3/13 2:26 AM by in_different

Machida actually does use facial expresssions to throw his opponents off. its a facet of his game. A lot of people dont seem to get that Davis is joking around though. pretty funny actually

TheFlyingGentlemen site profile image  

8/3/13 2:23 AM by TheFlyingGentlemen

I think he's joking.

HandyDarsh site profile image  

8/3/13 2:20 AM by HandyDarsh

I honestly doubt he's serious...He is known to play around with people time to time.Listen to the knitting story on Adam hunters podcast

Sublime7SD site profile image  

8/3/13 2:17 AM by Sublime7SD

haha, yes. Watch out for the uppercut when he blinks!You also get a star for punching Tyson in the head when he blinks both eyes before he does his version of Piston Honda's rush. Man, some of those patterns/tells are permanently seared into my brain.... I've played a lot of Punch-Out... -_-