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Eryk Anders Explains Why He Wants to Fight Lyoto Machida

December 10, 2017 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Eryk Anders

– Eryk Anders spoke following his win over Markus Perez at UFC Fight Night 123 about his call-out of Lyoto Machida and more. You can see highlights below, poer MMAjunke:

On wanting to fight Lyoto Machida: “He has a very similar style to Markus,’ (He’s) probably a little bit more precise with the strikes. Obviously, much more experienced. A former titleholder. I love the hostile environment. There’s no more hostile place on Earth, I feel like, than in the cage, in a ring, with a Brazilian in Brazil. Especially a guy that’s held in such high regard as Lyoto Machida. He’s a little bit better than Markus Perez, and I think I can get there and find that home on that chin.”

On going three rounds to get the win: “I’m well-prepared, well-conditioned and well-coached. So, no matter where the fight takes place, whether I’m on my back as I was in the first round – he had that thing, I think it was the D’Arce or the Anaconda, sunk in a little bit. I was able to fight out of it. I’ve got great training partners who try to choke me out all the time, so no matter where the fight takes place, I’m well-prepared, and I’m able to slow it down. And find a way to get out of the position and get a dominant position.”