Machida: I deserve the title shot


Lyoto Machida was impressive in defeating the tough Gegard Mousasi, and may or may not receive a title shot for that win, but Machida himselfs believe he does deserve it. Machida gave the comments below to the FOX Sports Live post-fight coverage team:

Lyoto Machida on hurting his foot during the fight: “I don’t know what happened. I did some kicking and he defended with his knee. I don’t know if I broke my foot. I didn’t think about my foot during the fight, I just tried to keep my focus on the fight. He’s a tough opponent. But he kept his hand down. I saw I could kick his head, leg and body. I had confidence in my kicks.”

Machida on fighting at middleweight: “Now I’ve found my weight. There are a lot of big guys at 205. Now I’m a big guy. I can fight everybody with my technique, strength and power.”

Machida on if he deserves the title shot: “I don’t know. Dana White is the boss and can decide everything. I think I deserve the title shot. We’ll see.”

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MisterHawkeMMA site profile image  

2/18/14 4:16 AM by MisterHawkeMMA

Rockhold should be in line before Jacare. After Bisping beats Kennedy, that'd be a good fight for Rockhold.Also... I fully expect Wandy to find a way to not have to fight Chael. So, his replacement in Brazil should be Jacare. That would be a great win for either fighter.

deframon site profile image  

2/18/14 2:13 AM by deframon

he has to fight jacare doing it for the beltfort vs weidman ppv.

Muscles82 site profile image  

2/17/14 6:36 PM by Muscles82

1st news article on the main page of the site.  "...Machida himselfs..." Sigh.

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

2/17/14 4:37 PM by PeaceThroughStrength

Machida Vs Jacare.

PeaceThroughStrength site profile image  

2/17/14 4:37 PM by PeaceThroughStrength

Machida Vs Jacare.

Yussarian site profile image  

2/17/14 2:07 PM by Yussarian

Yes he does. His performance has been outstanding. Also, a good guy for the sport. Jacare will have his day, he's only 3 fights in the UFC. He could be the next to follow. They would have 2 good guys lined up for a shot.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

2/17/14 8:49 AM by Jack Skellington

Dragon does deserve a title shot. He should fight the winner of Befort/Weidman. Jacare should fight the loser of Belfort/Weidman for the #1 contender.

The Sultan site profile image  

2/17/14 7:40 AM by The Sultan

Yea i like it. Makes sense IMO

Rafael135 site profile image  

2/17/14 4:41 AM by Rafael135

I think he deserves it.He's won 4 of his last 5 (lost a controversial decision to Phil Davis) all of them were dangerous fighter.He faced and outclassed a tougher fighter than Jacare did.He should be next in line for the title shot.

Donoghue88 site profile image  

2/17/14 4:25 AM by Donoghue88

One more fight and he gets the shot