Lyoto Machida: Silva would forego title claim for me

 

Since dropping to the middleweight division, people have asked Lyoto Machida about a potential fight with friend and training partner Anderson Silva. Machida has been adamant in his position that neither would want a fight or participate in one. Machida has even said recently that Silva would step aside for him to have a title shot:

However, Machida believes that Silva, who’s already posted a UFC record 10 consecutive title defenses, may not be so interested in another championship reign as he is in super fights in and out of his usual weight class. That means if Machida and Silva eventually appear on a collision course, the fight could still be avoided.

“I always say Anderson is on another level,” Machida said. “He was the champion for about six or seven years. We even talked about it. He said he already was the champ for a long time, that he wants to remain in the promotion and have super fights. And in case we have to fight, he said he’d even forgo any claim to the belt so I could have my shot.”

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KingofBJJ site profile image  

11/27/13 9:19 PM by KingofBJJ

Now awaiting the Silva rebuttal or confirmation.

ajjr0ller site profile image  

11/27/13 7:26 PM by ajjr0ller

Not everyone catches all the press releases. Still doesn't change the fact that Mousasi doesn't belong there.

_backfist site profile image  

11/27/13 6:41 PM by _backfist

I hetire. I no fight for title no more. I tired, bro. -AS

Carl Sonnen site profile image  

11/27/13 6:02 PM by Carl Sonnen

Seriously, Silva needs to get the heck out of the way for Machida. Machida deserves it after showing great loyalty for so many years. I do feel that Weidman is favored to beat Silva again, but should Silva ktfo Weidman, then it is only right to relinquish the belt at such time as Machida reaches #1 contender status.

pidgey site profile image  

11/27/13 6:00 PM by pidgey

MW division is becoming super interesting with Weidman, Anderson, Lyoto, Belfort, Gegard and a few other up and coming guys.

Hadukon site profile image  

11/27/13 5:54 PM by Hadukon

You idiot, Gerard and machida have already been booked to fight

ajjr0ller site profile image  

11/27/13 5:44 PM by ajjr0ller

Gegard has done nothing to earn a shot against a top 5 middleweight. He can fight Mark Munoz or Tim Kennedy first

WeidmanforPresident site profile image  

11/27/13 5:44 PM by WeidmanforPresident

Writing is all over the walls. Weidman is going to finish anderson even worse than he did the first time. Bank on it.

DatSpider site profile image  

11/27/13 5:38 PM by DatSpider

I hope not

FETT_ Cains._Burrito_In_My_BrownEye site profile image  

11/27/13 5:36 PM by FETT_ Cains._Burrito_In_My_BrownEye

What exactly should he stop? Sounds like he answered a question honestly to me...