Lyoto Machida training to have an advantage over Jon Jones in all areasPosted on December 4, 2011, 10:13 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Jones will be defending his title for the second time when he meets Machida. His first defense of the belt he won from Mauricio Rua in March of this year occurred at UFC 135, when he forced Quinton “Rampage” Jackson to tap in the fourth round.
For his part, Machida will be looking to regain the title he lost to Rua at UFC 113. Machida, mostly known for his karate based approach to MMA, is looking to expand his repertoire when he faces Jones at UFC 140 and one of the things he has been working on in his camp has been his wrestling skills, with former Strikeforce champion King Mo.
Machida had the folloiwng to say about his wrestling training, “We trained a lot offensive wrestling, me taking him down. Besides the takedown defenses, we trained counterattacks with the takedowns, so if I take him down, it won’t be a surprise for me, for my team, because we know what we’ve been doing here. Our greatest goal is to win the fight, in any area it takes place, no matter if it’s on the stand-up, the wrestling or on the ground. I want to have an advantage in all areas.” – for more see Tatame.com
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