Machida: I deserve the title shot

Monday, February 17, 2014

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.”