Lyoto Machida Hoping Canadian Fans Will Support Him At UFC 129

By Charttopper

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (16-2) is busy preparing himself for one of the toughest fights of his career right now. When he steps into the octagon on April 30 in Toronoto, Canada he’ll be bringing the pressures of having lost two fights in a row and the prospects of losing a third bout, when he faces UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture.

Machida lost a controversial split decision to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 123 in his last appearance, which had him coming in off his first career loss to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua in their back-to-back title bouts. Machida was awarded a unanimous decision in his first meeting with Rua, one that many felt should have been awarded to “Shogun” so the two were immediately rebooked and “Shogun” left no question as to the winner by knocking out “The Dragon” in the first round.

In an interview with, Machida talked about his preparations for meeting a notable wrestler in Couture, the pressures of losing three straight, plus more including his thoughts on Jon Jones vs. Rua in March.


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