Chinzo Machida predicts a knockout

by Guilherme Cruz | source:

Tatame: What do you expect from this rematch?

Chinzo Machida: We can’t predict the fight itself, but Lyoto is more prepared than the other time, more focused on the fight, stronger. We changed the concentration on training, we don’t let a lot of people around him in training anymore, thing that had no reason to happen. We separated his training, making him more focused.

How do you think it’s gonna be this fight?

I believe in a knockout by Lyoto, that’s why we’re looking at.

What did you think about the first fight?

I thought Lyoto won it, looked for the fight all the time, besides his characteristic is to counter attack. Shogun didn’t expose himself, he’s kicking Lyoto, but with few moments of definition. This rematch can start the same way, but I’m sure it’ll go a different way. Lyoto wasn’t very satisfied with the critics and Shogun wasn’t happy with the result either. It can put both to define the fight, but we’ll only know it at the fight time. Nobody wants to let it go to decision again.

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theaxemurderer site profile image  

3/13/10 3:11 PM by theaxemurderer

machida gave up on his karate within two rounds and started standing completely randomly, without proper stancehe has lost faith in his skills something that is irreversible

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3/13/10 3:10 PM by theaxemurderer

shogun will elbow the shit outta machida's dome

sikkjitzu site profile image  

3/13/10 2:57 PM by sikkjitzu

the same way he he almost "beat" tito on the ground?

Kolsyrade site profile image  

3/13/10 11:39 AM by Kolsyrade

As much as I hope (and think) that Lyoto will win, what do people expect Chinzo to say? "Actually, my brother is in crap form and will lose big!"?

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3/13/10 10:21 AM by Steelersfan 24 7

I hope shogun wins this and Machida can go back to fighting on the undercards. Where his boring ass belongs!

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3/12/10 8:34 PM by dhughes

Do you even believe what you wrote here? You want to compare him to PBF, okay. Do you know how many PPVs PBF sells?A lot of people like Machida. It's fine that you don't but calling him a joke just makes you look like a butt-hurt bish. You don't want to look like a butt-hurt bish, do you? If Shogun read your comment, he would think you are a butt-hurt bish.Please review the steps for letting go. I'm only trying to help you, bish.

Wasa-B site profile image  

3/12/10 7:52 PM by Wasa-B

^ but machida did stuff numerous shogun attempts to take the fight to the ground. his td defense is pretty dam good.

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3/12/10 7:51 PM by Wasa-B

I would favour Shogun on the ground btw but just not sure if he would be dominant as some believe. We havent seen enough of machida on the ground.

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3/12/10 7:50 PM by Wasa-B

"Well maybe" is right. You can just as much argue if he did open up, Machida would have countered like he always does.If he fought not to lose, that is not machida's fault and doesnt lend support that Machida has to rely on "trickery" and last time i checked all the greats in sports are smart and strategic competitors.And wtf is "trickery" without a trigger? Machida didnt use magic tricks to smash Rashad, Thiago and everyone else he dropped. He still had to punch them in the face like everyone else does. Baiting and countering with excellent accuracy and timing is a fundamental part of MMA last time i checked.