Lyoto Machida appreciation thread.

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by ReasonableMMAFan, Aug 16, 2016.

  1. ReasonableMMAFan

    ReasonableMMAFan Banned Banned

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    I like Lyoto Machida and I hope you do as well. He's my favorite fighter of all time and I also think he's criminally underrated. He has many notable victories and achievements, and most of his losses have been at the hands of UFC/Pride Champs or number one contenders. Here's to hoping he gets passed USADA and makes a successful comeback.
     
  2. SenseiPeoples

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    Cheers to that

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    Dudes a warrior that will fight anyone at anytime, he wants "Anderson" money, but is willing to fight absolutely anyone to get it.

    Hard to not love the guy, hoping he makes a successful comeback as well
     
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    MMA would be boring without machida. Easily my favorite fighter. Capable of beating anyone IMO He's just kind of inconsistent. Still had a great career though
     
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    SimonNova Worship and forget

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    Lyoto is my fave fighter. So that 2015/2016 downfall is hard to watch. Yeah, I know he is like 38. But he looked still in his prime, he did well at MW, fought a great fight vs Weidman (in his prime), dispatched fartface easily, then that beating he took vs Rockhold, since then, freefall.

    Is he suspended officially anyway?
     
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    Here here. Definitely top 2 for me.
     
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    cheat toes raising hell

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    Loved the Machida era.

    All 6 months of it. Good times.

    Definitely got robbed in the Davis and Rampage fights too
     
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    subhuman trash Mystic Tap Double Yellow Card

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    Drinking my own urine in his honor.
     
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    Great fighter. I love what he brought to MMA with his unique style and respectful personality. I wish him well.
     
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    LouisBolanos Popcorn tastes good

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    Tito nearly subbed him.
     
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    I love the guy. I wish he fought at 185 over the duration of his career and that he and Silva were willing to fight eachother in their prime. Would have been special.
     
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    I've been driving the Machida war wagon since his K-1 day, but it's time to face facts. There will be no successful comeback; no return to glory. He's 38 and time has caught up to him. Lyoto is dependent on reflexes and quickness, and those are the first things to go as an athlete ages. He's been brutalized in his last 2 fights and I have no desire to see it happen again.

    Lyoto has left his mark on the sport. He's a legend. It's now time to walk off into the sunset. Perhaps 1 more fight against a mid-tier guy, just to go out on a good note, then hang up the gloves.

    It was a fun ride.
     
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    He's as much of a cheater as everyone else who got suspended by USADA is
     
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    This man is not only a legend, he was upfront about his use and DID NOT TEST POSITIVE! And still you hear crickets regarding his suspension.

    #FREETHEDRAGON
     

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