Machida "Title shots' criteria should be better defined, won't avoid fighting Silva"

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  1. wowspare

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    http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2015/1/1...a-title-shot-criteria-anderson-silva-mma-news

     
  2. Redhawks100

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    Still funny how when Anderson was in his prime, Machida stated he wouldn't fight him and that they were brothers. Now that he's lost at the ripe age of 38? Of course he'd fight him.

    Oh and inb4 "Anderson took the easier route, Machida fought the real elite guys" (even though Anderson started his career under 170lb and Machida was fighting at HW/LHW)
     
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    fans and fighters have been wondering about title shots since before Mir got one for beating Tank & Simms.

    it used to annoy me. but i figure, if the worst thing i can say about the UFC is that every 3rd or 4th title fight they give a fight more fans want to see instead of #1 v #2, then things are ok.

    i think i don't want to see Machida v Silva.
     
  4. Emjay

    Emjay And again and again and again and ag.. zzzzzzzz

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    Because Machida isn't 36
     
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    wrong. It was always Anderson speaking for Machida as well as Jacare and other Brazilians. He tries to create this huge drama whenever another Brazilian dares challenge him, hence the Vitor mask, the Maia clowning, etc. He doesnt want to fight Machida so he tries to pressure him into feeling the same way about it.

    In actuality, Machida is not an emotional baby and can separate his feelings from doing his job as a professional fighter.
     
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    Can you link me to were Machida said that? From what I've seen it's Anderson who said he wouldn't fight Machida.
     
  7. Redhawks100

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    2 years is a big difference in the fight game. You should know that by now, sunny. Anderson has also been fighting longer than Machida.
     
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    It's going to be very sad watching A. Silva beat a semi-retired WW coming off two losses and get yet another gift wrapped title shot.

    That's what Lyoto is trying to say.
     
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    Didn't Lyoto get a title shot on a 1 fight win streak? Over Randy iirc.

    There have been far less deserving shots though, guys coming off losses etc.

    But IMO Anderson does not deserve a title shot if he beats a unranked welterweight who is winless in 4 years.
     
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    This pretty much
     
  11. Redhawks100

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    Anderson has admitted that he doesn't like fighting fellow Brazilians, but Machida said from the start that he wouldn't fight Anderson.


    Can't find the video or link, some other user posted it in that other thread of the same topic but yeah. You'll only find Machida stating he'd fight Anderson after Weidman won the belt.
     
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    Im the champ, I dont want to fight 1/2 the division because they are from my home country (even though i live in the USA for pretty much my entire career). No im not trying to duck legit contenders, they are my braaah-thaaaas. IS normal.
     
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    I agree that the criteria is fucked, but he's been mauled in his last 3 title fights and he always thinks he should be right there in front. Weidman has a bunch of contenders to beat, and machida is already acting like he should be getting a rematch.
     
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    Brotherhood means poop in today's world
     
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    Which Brazilian contenders did he avoid when he was the champion?
     
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    I remember when he's said that and it was always done half-heartedly like he was coerced to do it. This was back before he could speak proper English and had his own fanbase in America so he had to follow Andersons lead.
     
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    Now this is just getting silly.
     
  18. Emjay

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    It doesn't ALWAYS make a difference.
     
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    Obviously, but you really don't think it'd make a difference between a guy that has over 30 fights compared to a guy with 27?
     
  20. Emjay

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    Hairs are being split
     

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