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Lyoto Machida Mans Up: Now Says He'd Fight Anderson Silva

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  1. ReadWrite Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Lyoto Machida prefers not to complain about a possible delayed title shot if Anderson Silva beats Nick Diaz on January 31, at UFC 183. However, "The Dragon" told Tatame.com.br that he's confused about the UFC criteria and asked for more specific rules for everyone to understand how a title fight is earned.

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    Lyoto also says that he would accept a fight with Anderson but doubts it would be a possibility in the near future.

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    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/1/1...a-title-shot-criteria-anderson-silva-mma-news
     
  2. ralphus1 Extremely stable genius

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    Jacare deserves the title shot. But I'd pay to see Machida-Anderson at any weight.
     
  3. schwe30 Black Belt

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    Wasn't it Silva who said he won't fight Shida?
     
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  5. Degen Gambler Silver Belt

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    Machida vs Anderson would likely be a staring contest with like 8 strikes thrown per round.
     
  6. Toxxus The Ancient One

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    Hell, yeah, first voter.

    Shut the thread down. Machida for MW champion.
     
  7. Drinii Blue Belt

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    lol prime anderson ko's machida in round 1 10 /10 times
     
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    Yes. Please.
     
  9. Rex Kwon Do ál-ḥámdúlílláh

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    Would root for old man Silver in that one. Hope it happens, but I very highly doubt it. Neither is getting the belt, and I don't see either being hungry enough to fight each other unless it's for a belt.
     
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    If Silva beats Diaz & Lyoto beats Rockhold, give Jacare a title shot & set up Silva vs Machida for #1 contender.
     
  11. Drinii Blue Belt

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    this fight needs to happen .period
     
  12. Skirm Brown Belt

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    Don't think they would go all out on each other..
     
  13. SaintSoldier Brown Belt

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    Machida knows he would win now.
     
  14. Uncommon Valor Super Fly

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    Of course he does.
     
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    If you thought Benson/Cerrone III was a "sparring match" .....
     
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    Machida probably wins at this point.

    2-3 years ago, Anderson via Murder.
     
  17. CobraCobretti Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Let's see how Anderson takes this. Remember, he was pissed off when Wand told he would fight Anderson.
     
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  19. thechoice2 Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    He said he'd fight Silva right after he KO'd Munoz in his first fight at MW.
     
  20. It Just Is Purple Belt

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    Of course he would, Silva's been knocked out and is coming of a leg injury. Chris proved that with a enough confidence and diligence Silva's taunts and matrix like maneuvers can be overcame. You feed into Silva's aura and you get ate up. Silva is no doubt one of the best strikers out there, but if you add his mystique to it he becomes almost unstoppable; Silva no longer has the mystique; he's simply just a really great striker now. Lyoto also has a better ground game than Silva. On the feet would be very interesting, I could actually see Lyoto pulling off a decision.
     

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