By Guilherme Cruz
Photo Josh Hedges
The UFC light heavyweight champion is ready to put his title on line for the second time. Lyoto Machida, who defended the title against Maurício “Shogun” Rua at UFC 104, will face the Brazilian fighter one more time at May 8, and spoke to TATAME.com about the fight, revealing that he doesn’t believe “Shogun” will repeat the same strategy.
“We’re doing a lot of specific training and, of course, fighting him for the second time we know more about each other,” Machida said. “It’s a new fight. Shogun is a very eclectic fighter, he has this capacity of changing. I’m focusing some aspects and we don’t know what’s gonna happen”.
In the exclusive interview, that you can read here, the champion also commented Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira’s loss to Cain Velasquez, revealed that he already trained with Velasquez before, and commented Anderson Silva’s title fight against Demian Maia, at UFC 112.