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10/27/13 10:45 AM
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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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10/27/13 10:49 AM
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10/27/13 10:50 AM
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anderson won't do it imo.

He won't even fight belfort again because he's brasilian.

10/27/13 10:58 AM
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Machida would whoop Anderson. Unfortunately, Anderson will never fight him. Phone Post
10/27/13 11:54 AM
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Munoz is not enough to be #1 contender imo. He needs one more MW fight. Phone Post
10/27/13 11:58 AM
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10/27/13 12:08 PM
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Machida would KO Anderson. Phone Post 3.0
10/27/13 12:13 PM
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Silva would KO Machida.
10/27/13 12:19 PM
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Machida would KO Anderson.
10/27/13 12:21 PM
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Machida would KO Anderson
10/27/13 12:28 PM
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Im afraid if it did happen it would be a 5 round tentative decision.

I'd still like to see it because there's a possibility of something amazing happening.

I doubt it ever happens though, GSP, Anderson and to some extent Cain all looking at teammates who are true top contenders but the fights won't happen.(Rory, Machida, Cormier)
10/27/13 1:07 PM
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no more Brazilian on Brazilian violence brosefs!!!
10/27/13 1:36 PM
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Anderson by brutal moo tie. No can defend. Phone Post
10/27/13 1:42 PM
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Dragon vs Spider? Truly these are dark, troubling times. Phone Post
10/27/13 1:58 PM
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HenryO - Im afraid if it did happen it would be a 5 round tentative decision.

I'd still like to see it because there's a possibility of something amazing happening.

I doubt it ever happens though, GSP, Anderson and to some extent Cain all looking at teammates who are true top contenders but the fights won't happen.(Rory, Machida, Cormier)

I literally just said that to my girlfriend lol. The only difference is I would love to see that chess match.
10/27/13 2:00 PM
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People would be amped up for this fight (and rightfully so), and then what happens is a 25 minute staring contest where the MMA world goes ballistic due to a lack of action and how it was like a "sparring" contest.
10/27/13 2:37 PM
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I don't believe him. If it comes to it they'll both say they won't fight each other like always.
10/27/13 3:03 PM
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Machida has made a choice to get that belt. His loyalty has been proven by fighting a bunch of monsters for years. I think it sounds like he's calling in that favor.
And because of his martial spirit, he has even found a way for brotherly competition to exist. Him and Mark just proved it. Phone Post
10/27/13 3:07 PM
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Stephen Holder - I kinda got the vibe that Machida would be game. I think both have a chance at beating the other at 205 and 185 also. To people knocking Silva, realize Anderson could have easily added to his legacy and stepped up to 205 and taken the strap EASILY before Jones had it and arguably even from Jones perhaps.

Oh come on, if it was that easy he would have done it. Forrest was far as he was willing to step at 205, then there was the Bonnar joke.

Prime Anderson in bouts with some of Shogun, Rashad, Rampage should have happened.
10/27/13 4:27 PM
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10/27/13 4:27 PM
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Silva could've been the UFC MW and LHW champ from 2007 to 2011.
10/27/13 8:48 PM
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makes me like him even more Phone Post 3.0
10/27/13 8:55 PM
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Machida a real fighter. Fought his friend munoz and his open to fight his friend anderson

Unlike cormier/cain. Being little bitches about it.
10/27/13 8:57 PM
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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.

10/27/13 9:24 PM
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ender852 - Dragon vs Spider? Truly these are dark, troubling times. Phone Post
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. Phone Post 3.0

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