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Lyoto Machida Discusses Taking a Fight Before His Title Shot

February 25, 2013 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- Lyoto Machida recently spoke about his UFC 157 fight with Dan Henderson and more. Here are the highlights…

On Facing The Winner of Jones vs. Sonnen: “Let’s see what happens in that fight and the timeline that they come up with and if nobody gets injured. A lot of things can happen, but depending on the timing, I could even do another fight at a catch weight or something else to not lose the rhythm.”

On Wishing The Henderson Fight Would Have Been Five Rounds: “It would have been a lot better for my style of fighting,” he said. “If you look at the third round after we got back up, I was a lot more comfortable in the fight, and I felt that I could strike a lot more. Henderson was feeling the strikes. So if I had the extra two rounds, it would have been a different story.

On Henderson’s Criticism of the Fight: I think he was just frustrated after the fight,” Machida said. “But really, if I didn’t fight, then what happened to his face?”

Credit: mmajunkie.com

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