former UFC champion Lyoto Machida rumored to be in talks with Bellator

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Should Lyoto Machida leave UFC to Bellator?

Poll closed Jul 22, 2018.
  1. Yes, no USADA, sponsors, "Legends League" etc

    38.6%
  2. No, B league

    11.0%
  3. Whoever pays better, it's prizefighting

    57.2%
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  1. executionermma

    executionermma Black Belt

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    Portal do Vale Tudo is reporting that according to their sources (probably Lyoto's manager Joinha) Lyoto Machida is seriously thinking about transitioning to Bellator.
    His fight against Vitor Belfort at UFC 224 was his last one on his contract with UFC and now he's a free agent negotiating with both, waiting on offers.



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  2. Mmaprovost

    Mmaprovost APATHETIC AFICIONADO

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    Be a good move, Chinzo already fights for Bellator. He would be top of the food chain there rather than mid tier.

    Especially not having to worry about being banned 2 years for taking GNC products.
     
  3. VinceArch

    VinceArch Venom in the veins.

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    Damn.. At this stage I don't know if Lyoto could hang in Bellators LHW or MW division despite having victories over the two champions.
     
  4. Übermacht

    Übermacht ἅπαξ λεγόμενον

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    He just scored the most beautiful knockout of his career against another legend of the sport at 40 years old. Now would be the perfect time for him to hang them up and retire with dignity.
     
  5. Mr.Maelstrom

    Mr.Maelstrom Girl in my av is MINE! DONT ASK HER NAME!

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    Ladies and Gentlemen

    Welcome to the Machida era!

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  6. Sakuraba7

    Sakuraba7 Black Belt

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    Bellator is basically a grandfather division right now. So why not. The competition for him there would be much more on a level playing field.
     
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  7. Failwani

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    I really don't want to see him getting slept by Bellator part-time hobbyists.
     
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  8. yekmurat

    yekmurat Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    This will be a good movement for sure,Father time in UFC just doesnt work especially with USADA goes hard
     
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  9. Yari

    Yari ななせまる

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    It would be a good move for him. Any fan of his knows it is very unlikely he'll ever get the title again. Might as well go get some nice payday over at Bellator while he still can.
     
  10. beastman

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    He can KO plenty in Bellator, Chael and Tito for sure.

    I'd bet on Bader in the rematch though.
     
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    could be interesting. he holds Ws over both bellator's MW and LHW champs. obviously not the same fighter since then but could have some success in the promotion. not many interesting matchups there outside of title fights though
     
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  12. mmaElite53

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    I’m glad Machida got that sick ko in his last contracted fight, obviously a great bargaining chip.

    Bellator will pay top $ to snag a legend like him who can still put on great fights and win.
     
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    Rory vs Machida
    MVP vs Machida
    Schlemenko vs Machida
    Manhoef vs Machida

    Id watch some fun fights even though I cant stand Machidas fighting style. You need dudes that bring it to him.
     
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  14. yekmurat

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    Add Mousasi fight there
     
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    Cheers to that. I want him to go around Bellator and keep retiring guys with sweet kicks to the face.

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    Mousasi to get his revenge
     
  17. WinZip

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    This would be a weird fight. They're both counter strikers, but MVP is way more aggressive and flashy
     
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    I’m down to see Machida in Bellator
     
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  19. beastman

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    Not sure MVP can deal with the Machida Karate Punch
     
  20. LORCMOS

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    If he wants to extent his career....this is the way to go.

    40 years old in the UFC is not good, but in Bellator since is more of a freak show than a competition it will be a good move.
     
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