Lyoto Machida discusses his losing streak, says "UFC won't feel sorry for me"Posted on February 17, 2011, 11:05 PM by Joey Santosus
"UFC considers the incomes a lot, the profits, and if I’m not pleasing the fans anymore, they won’t feel sorry for me. That’s why I’ve always invested in me a lot, and it won’t be any different now. If I did a lot, I’ll do a lot more now. I’ll give my best trying to win. If I have to bring the best professionals, I will. I’ll be far, geographically, but I can bring the guys to help me here in Belem."
"We’re working a lot on my conditioning, because we know Couture is much resistant. I believe we can win, we have many weapons. Despite he’s on a certain age, he’s tough and experienced, and he’s been fighting guys like Minotauro, and he did tough fights and he’s tough for anyone. - For complete interview by Guilherme Cruz, visit Tatame.com
After starting his UFC career with a dominant eight-fight win streak, during which he captured and defended the Light Heavyweight title, Lyoto Machida suffered back to back losses in 2010. The first came in a rematch with current champ Mauricio "Shougun" Rua at UFC 113, where Machida was knocked out in dramatic fashion in the opening round. In his following outing, back in November, he dropped a close split decision to Quinton "Rampage" Jackson to make it two in a row. "The Dragon" now finds himself in what UFC President Dana White has called a "must win situation" going into his April match with veteran Randy Couture.
UFC 129 is set for April 30th from the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The stacked card will be headlined by a Welterweight title clash between division Champion Georges St. Pierre and challenger Jake Shields, while the co-main event will feature Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo defending against Canada's own Mark Hominick.