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Thread: Reports in Brazil indicate that Vitor Belfort vs Lyoto Machida will go down in Novemb

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevoOnTheRadio View Post
    If I was Machida, I'd take this fight at 195. Vitor gets his way, he doesn't have to cut down to middleweight. Machida can do a test cut, to see how his body would do under 205 lbs. A win against Vitor would put Machida in a good position if he wants to drop to 185.
    That sounds like a good idea for two reasons. Asking Vitor to make 195 lbs would require him to keep his testosterone/muscle mass levels somewhat in check. At least more so than any commission in Brazil would require. And it would help Lyoto experiment with weight cutting.

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    AWESOME!

    I really hope this fight turns out to be real, unlike the last two Vitor-fight rumors. Although I'd bet that it's not agreed to yet; both guys have a history of extra negotiations around fights and this seems to have come together quickly.
    Exactly. I'm not holding my breath until it's officially announced. It'd be too much of a let down to assume this announcement is legit and then find out find out from Vitor's wife that the Phenom isn't interested for whatever reason.

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    I was hoping for a Machida/Franklin rematch at 195 but this actually makes a lot of sense in the twisted world that is the UFC.
    Machida vs Franklin 2?????????? I love Rich, but you did see him get KTFO by Cung Le, right? I'd seriously worry for his health if he accepted a fight with Dragon in this stage in his career.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trustkill View Post
    That sounds like a good idea for two reasons. Asking Vitor to make 195 lbs would require him to keep his testosterone/muscle mass levels somewhat in check. At least more so than any commission in Brazil would require. And it would help Lyoto experiment with weight cutting.



    Exactly. I'm not holding my breath until it's officially announced. It'd be too much of a let down to assume this announcement is legit and then find out find out from Vitor's wife that the Phenom isn't interested for whatever reason.



    Machida vs Franklin 2?????????? I love Rich, but you did see him get KTFO by Cung Le, right? I'd seriously worry for his health if he accepted a fight with Dragon in this stage in his career.
    Machida and Franklin fought? When?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Triangle View Post
    Machida and Franklin fought? When?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Triangle View Post
    Machida and Franklin fought? When?


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    Quote Originally Posted by m1ckeykn0x View Post
    Wow, I love this fight!!!! Please let it happen. I want to see Vitor chase Machida down and destroy him (wishful thinking). It is a very interesting clash of styles.

    Machida would have to actually come forward and fight against Vitor. I feel he would surely lose another decision if he played cat and mouse.

    I want to know what they're thinking making this fight.

    It would be one of the greatest moments of the year for me if Vitor knocked Machida out.
    Vitor would get knocked out due to his over aggression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Triangle View Post
    Machida and Franklin fought? When?
    Heck, Machida fought BJ too. That, to me, is just as crazy!



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    This would be a great fight. I think Belfort wins by KO
    Not only brazilians can do this stuff


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    I was actually thinking the other day about a matchup between Vitor and Shogun. I think that would be an epic fight.
    I think if Vitor wants a catchweight fight, let him have the winner of Shogun/Sonnen. Either matchup would be just as exciting as Machida.

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    I won't believe it until it's actually announced but it is intriguing for sure.

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    Default Dana White Wouldn’t Mind Putting Belfort vs. Machida in UFC 167 Co-Main Event

    Dana White Wouldn’t Mind Putting Vitor Belfort vs. Lyoto Machida in UFC 167 Co-Main Event



    Vitor Belfort wants to fight for the UFC middleweight championship.

    Lyoto Machida wants a rematch with Phil Davis.

    Neither is going to get the fight that they want, but they may just get a fight against each other.

    UFC president Dana White wouldn’t mind putting the two in a fight together, especially if it were at 185 pounds, according to a report on UFC Tonight on Tuesday.

    In fact, White told UFC Tonight reporter Ariel Helwani that he would make the fight the co-main event of UFC 167: St-Pierre vs. Hendricks, the promotion’s 20th Anniversary event. UFC 167 takes place on Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

    Belfort is coming off of back-to-back knockout victories over Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold at 185 pounds, and feels it should have been enough to put him in a title fight, especially after Chris Weidman upset Anderson Silva. At the very least, he believes he is the No. 1 contender at middleweight.

    As such, Belfort’s wife, who is also his manager, has said that Belfort is willing to fight while he waits for Weidman and Silva to hash out their rematch, but not in a 185-pound non-title bout. He’d fight at catchweight, light heavyweight, or even heavyweight, but doesn’t like the idea of risking his place in the line for the middleweight title.

    After losing a unanimous decision to Phil Davis at UFC 163, Machida wanted an immediate rematch, believing the judges scored the fight incorrectly, but Davis doesn’t appear to have any interest.

    Machida went into that fight having defeated Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson in succession, so the loss was a huge blow to his hopes of scoring another shot at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.

    Machida has toyed with the idea of dropping down to middleweight, and his camp reportedly told Helwani that they wouldn’t mind a fight with Belfort at 185, 205, or even a catchweight.

    If the fight comes together at UFC 167, it would certainly help add some punch to a fight card that already is topped by UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre putting his belt on the line against top contender Johny Hendricks.

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