Lyoto Machida is not only fighting Randy Couture in Toronto, but the judges too

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida fears he’ll have to battle more than just Randy Couture at UFC 129 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, explaining that he’ll have to do battle with the judges as well.

Machida, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“We always try to focus on the physical aspects first. Resistance is a physical quality you can continually gain over time, but speed is something you tend to lose when getting older. So we’re focusing on making me fast in every move I make, whether it’s Wrestling, standing-up or on the floor. Today it’s hard to set one specific game plan because, as I’m telling you, the sport has become much professional and competitive and the guys are prepared to fight anywhere, they can do anything, so it’s hard to tell. We’ll try to bring the best MMA game based on our style, obviously.”

“There’s a point, when you’re among the tops, anything can happen. You can tell it just by looking the guys on this division: the gay is not on the ranking, but he does a good presentation and things happen, suddenly he’s knocking on the door for a title shot. But of course we worry about our next step, and now for me it’s Couture. The consequence of a win is to bring me near the top, even for the great name Couture has build up in the event. I see this as a tough bout, it won’t be easy. It’s about that you can have an advantage, but you have to make yourself clear, because Couture has a great name on the event. I won’t fight him, I’ll also fight the judges.”

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