"I've got wood to burn." - Machida (He's training with Vitor's old coach)

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  1. Shep Proudfoot

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    ”He has already trained Belfort, but I think that every fight is unique,” Machida explained to MMA Fighting. “Every training process is a process. That gives me an advantage in a technical aspect, of course, but a fight is way more than the technical part. A fight involves the emotion, the strategy of combat. There are many factors connected to a fight. The fact that he has known Vitor in the past is only one of them.”

    “This is a fight that could have happened in the past, but hasn’t. I have a lot of respect not only for the fighter, but the man Vitor Belfort. I think he has done a lot for the sport, and we all have to respect him. I mean, what’s in the past is in the past. Moments like those are part of any athlete’s career.”

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    The fight will mark the end of Belfort’s career, but Machida has no plans on stopping just yet. In fact, he still has his eye on a UFC belt.

    ”I feel well, I don’t think about stopping now,” he said. “I always say I still have a lot of wood to burn. I’m happy with my return and motivated for the next challenges. My goal is to put on a good fight and climb the ranking to earn another shot at the title again. I know that I still have fights to fight before I get there, but my focus is one challenge at a time.”

    https://www.mmamania.com/2018/3/12/...ning-with-vitor-belforts-former-coach-ufc-224

    This fight needed to happen back in 2012, but I'll still take it. Lyoto is my favorite and this is going to be a very fun fight. Great fight for Vitor to end his career on.
     
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    Rooting for a double KO followed by a double retirement
     
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    Machida already cutting height I see
     
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    Thinking.... Machida gets the finish after round one. Both have had good careers and have been fun to watch.
     
  5. Shep Proudfoot

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    Lyoto has a chance if Yoel, Luke, Weidman, Souza, and Brunson all get abducted by aliens are are never heard from again.
     
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    Burning from his wood? Or is he saying his pee is spicier than usual?
     
  7. UL

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    vitor has trained with so many coaches

    that you have a 90% chance of being trained by an ex coach of vitor

    war vitor!
     
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    That's a Belem dime piece
     
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    Im guessing he got the clap or something. Those brazilian prostitutes aren't good for you
     
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    machida has more left in the tank imo
     
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    Machida BJ rematch, make it happen
     
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    I know it's the lighting, but holy crap Machida looks old.
     
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    I’ve got lots of piss to drink.
     
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    should be mighty mouse's gaming chair
     
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    wood to burn piss to drink
     
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    So true. Vitor is the OG gym hopper / bridge burner in mma

    Edit: By complete coincidence stumbled on a video of masvidal saying he heard Vitor owes some money to old coaches

     
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  18. Shep Proudfoot

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    Machida was 14-0 when he became the light heavyweight champ. He has defeated seven former champions. He was the first to hand six fighters their first loss. I think you need to give Machida more respect because he is a legend and made karate awesome again.
     
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    how many more KO's do you wanna experience? His chin is shot and he has slowed down too much to evade punches. This will end badly.
     
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