Lyoto Machida beaming with confidence ahead of clash with Jon Jones, says "No One's Invincible"Posted on October 6, 2011, 05:00 PM by Anton Gurevich
“I was at a birthday party last night and I heard I’d be fighting Jon Jones. I accepted immediately, I couldn’t announce it at the time, though. Ed and Joinha told me to hold the information and it was complicated, I had to stop talking at all (laughs). In the morning I want to give a class and, when I came back, the contract was there for me to sign it. It was a reason for me to be happy, because that’s why we enter these battles for. It’ll be a strategic bout, he’s a guy who studies his opponents and so do I. Our team is a lot focused and anything can happen.
It’s hard, he’s is much versatile and knows a lot of techniques, but we play a similar game. He kicks, I kick, he punches and goes to the ground, I can defend myself and take him down too. Stamina and game plan are things that could define this bout’s outcome. Nobody is invincible. We’re training for the best, looking for enlarging our body and mind and that’s what I’m gonna do.
I’m already 100%. I used to go to the United States for a different training camp, but I’ve canceled it all with the fight announcement. I’ll focus my camp here and I’ll look for sparring who can come here and will be tough as Jon Jones.” - TATAME
Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida will look to re-start his era at UFC 140, facing Jon "Bones" Jones for the UFC title. "The Dragon" won his belt from the original contender "Suga" Rashad Evans, who now finds himself denied a title fight for third consecutive time. Machida knocked out Randy Couture at UFC 129 via a Karate Kid-esque Crane Kick, bouncing back from the controversial Split Decision loss to Jon Jones' latest victim Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.
Well-known for having unorthodox movement and distance management inside the Octagon, Lyoto Machida is currently 17-2 in his MMA campaign with 6 KO/TKO and 2 Submission finishes. Jon Jones will enjoy a 10-inch reach advantage over Lyoto Machida, who despite all the statistics looks like a very challenging match-up for the young champion