Randy Couture on Lyoto Machida: “He’s going to run away and try to draw me in”

UFC Hall of Famer, Randy Couture has predicted that former champion, Lyoto Machida will “run away” and hope to draw the 5-time UFC champion into his range as he looks to get back to the winning column.

Couture, speaking via Sports Illustrated, said:

“It all boils down to what happens in the cage. I’ve seen Lyoto’s comments – ‘Oh, now I’m going to have to beat the judges, too’. That tells me he’s concerned about the fight a little bit. I don’t think there’s any secret about what I’m going to do, and I don’t think he’s going to change his fighting style wholesale, either, in 10 weeks. It’s not going to happen. I think both of us know what to expect.

“He’s going to run away and try to draw me into that range where he likes to be, and I’m going to try to pressure him, and cut him off, and get my hands on him. I think it’s in his head. He’s worried about the fight and how it’s going to be for him. Obviously, coming off two losses, his confidence isn’t as high as it probably was a year ago.”

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