Lyoto Machida: “After the fight Quinton came up to me and said ‘no, you won the fight’”

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida lost a controversial split decision loss to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Saturday night at UFC 123 in Detroit, Michigan, a loss, even his main event opponent thinks was wrong.

Machida, speaking via Sensei Blog, said:

“After the fight Quinton came up to me and said ‘no, you won the fight’, I thanked him and told him he’s a great champion too, even more for acknowledging that [I won], it’s not easy to do that, but he added ‘don’t you worry about that, you won the fight, and I’ll give you a rematch because I know I didn’t deserve this win.’ I think the journey continues, it’s not a defeat nor an obstacle that is going to get in the way of our dream, my dream continues, the journey continues. We have to take advantage of this opportunity to improve even more.”

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