Machida would fight Silva for title


A natural middleweight, Lyoto Machida has competed in the UFC's light heavyweight division to avoid fighting good friend and training partner Anderson Silva. With Silva having lost his title, Machida has moved to the middleweight division to chase a title, and now would fight Silva should he regain the title in December:

Here's what he told Gareth Davies on the post-fight show:

"I don't know, it's very hard to say, but I for sure want to be champion. I want the belt, but I don't know. I'll just (leave it) in Dana White's hands. ... Even if he asks me to fight at 205 pounds, I can do that."

What a sickeningly safe and standard reply, right?

There is good news, though.

Indeed, when Davies pressed and asked if that meant fighting the winner of Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 later this year, after a brief moment of hesitation Machida replied in the affirmative:

"Yes. If it's for the belt, I said I want the belt. I have to chase the belt."

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Stigga site profile image  

10/28/13 7:39 AM by Stigga


Macedawgg site profile image  

10/28/13 7:20 AM by Macedawgg

And the UFC is the promoter--you would never know it from the fighter responses. . . 'whatever Dana wants."   Any question where the authority lies? 

TwentyNineTwentyEight site profile image  

10/27/13 11:52 PM by TwentyNineTwentyEight

Silva beats him.

MMA Lives Here site profile image  

10/27/13 11:32 PM by MMA Lives Here

KO Machida Anderson would

allforroy site profile image  

10/27/13 9:24 PM by allforroy

Folks be gettin old unfortunately. I doubt he would have had Anderson not lost...or even gone to 185. His time's running out and he's obviously driven by the belt.

timessquare site profile image  

10/27/13 8:57 PM by timessquare

Just watched last night's fight for the first time. Great display of sportsmanship from Machida not punching Munoz when he could easily have done so and when many other guys would have. I became more of a fan right there.

mr1709 site profile image  

10/27/13 8:55 PM by mr1709

Machida a real fighter. Fought his friend munoz and his open to fight his friend andersonUnlike cormier/cain. Being little bitches about it.

southcraw site profile image  

10/27/13 8:48 PM by southcraw

makes me like him even more

pidgey site profile image  

10/27/13 5:11 PM by pidgey

Id need to see a video.I dont thrust anything Gareth Davis says.

DamnSevern site profile image  

10/27/13 4:27 PM by DamnSevern

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