Chinzo Machida: “I believe in a knockout by Lyoto”

Chinzo Machida, the older brother of UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida believes that his brother has changed his game and will be looking to knock out #1 contender Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 113 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on May 8th, 2010.

Speaking via Tatame Magazine, Chinzo said:

“We can’t predict the fight itself, but Lyoto is more prepared than the other time, more focused on the fight, stronger. We changed the concentration on training, we don’t let a lot of people around him in training anymore, thing that had no reason to happen. We separated his training, making him more focused.I believe in a knockout by Lyoto, that’s why we’re looking at.”

“He’s training well, doing the karate, wrestling, jiu-jitsu, a little bit of everything, besides Muay Thai, physical preparation… We already started the training in January, his hand is 100% now.”

Chinzo thoughts on the first fight:

“I thought Lyoto won it, looked for the fight all the time, besides his characteristic is to counter attack. Shogun didn’t expose himself, he’s kicking Lyoto, but with few moments of definition. This rematch can start the same way, but I’m sure it’ll go a different way. Lyoto wasn’t very satisfied with the critics and Shogun wasn’t happy with the result either. It can put both to define the fight, but we’ll only know it at the fight time. Nobody wants to let it go to decision again.”

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