Why is Lyoto not fighting at LHW ?!

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    Lyoto was 20-3 or 21-3 at LHW depending on what decision you give him or don't. Plus, his only KO loss was against Rua.

    While at MW he is 3-3 and those losses have been violent ones. His speed advantage is gone at MW. I think when you look at LHW, besides Jones, I think Lyoto could beat the other guys.
     
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    DHEA?
     
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    if you cant dominate a division why stay in it and be a partial punching bag with guys who hit 2x as hard lyoto isnt young and he doesnt look like he works out enough .. 185 is good , fat enough for him dont encourage one of my favorite fighters to eat cheese burgers

    getting hit by shogun that night will forever be in his mind but i agree he can do more at 205 then 185 not much more but alittle bit more . same thing with baroni who was unstopable at one time .. fighters are adapting .. point-fighting may have confused the fighters of the past but of the future a 15 day training for that would that
     
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    Off the juice so hes a MW now
     
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    Do you know who holds the LHW belt? The guy who did this:
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    He's ducking Patrick Cummins
     
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    The truth is obviously potato.
     
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    Do people still talk about/care about Lyoto?

    I'd forgotten that piss drinking drug cheat even existed.
     
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    Do you know who didn't read the OP, you.
     
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    He may go back if he doesn't have more success at MW, it's crazy how he went from ushering in a new era as LHW champ with potential to be in future GOAT talks to where he is now.
     
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    probably a WW if he really wanted to be
     
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    He dropped in weight after ten years as a pro, fighting top competition from year one. Mileage is affecting him more than the loss of a speed advantage. Also look at who beat Lyoto at middleweight : Weidman, Rockhold and Romero. Hardly anyone to be ashamed to lose to.
     
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    Did he really though i think that was a Rogan Hype job The Machida Era
     
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    Well we all know how it turned out and Rogan is always over the top, but he wasn't the only person who thought Lyoto could have a reign at LHW similar to Andersons at MW.
     
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  15. Emjay If you do come back it won't go well

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    Because Phil Davis
     
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    I never agreed with the machida was a natural middleweight. His body looks weird at middleweight and he doesn't have his speed advantage.
     
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    He was a very small lhw, plus the jones beating. I don't think that he could compete with cormier, or gustaffsson.
    And people saying he was on steroids, dude was never popped, he openly admitted that was using DHEA which is a weak supplement that doesn't do shit.
     
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    Machida looks legitimately dead in the picture lol but I agree don't see him getting the belt again at either weight and lhw has better matchup for him imo there's always the shogun rubber match
     
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    Incorrect. Before Lyoto dropped to MW, he said in an interview (prior to UFC on Fox 4) that his maximum walking around weight was 210 pounds. There's a reason he weighed in at 201 pounds against Bader and 202 pounds against Hendo. Lyoto's not even a very big MW.

    As for the speed advantage, people seem to forget that he's 39. His declining speed advantage isn't about the move to MW; it's about age. His speed has been declining for years, just like every other athlete in their 30's.
     
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    I think guys moving down weight classes AS they get older is just a bad idea
     
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