With UFC 175 just days away, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman spoke to The Great MMA Debate podcast this week and said he plans to finish Lyoto Machida this Saturday night. He’s expecting a faster, stronger, more confident Machida, but that won’t stop him from getting inside the former champion’s head.
“Stylistically [Machida’s] going to be the same as he was at 205. Going down might make him feel a little quicker, a little stronger and maybe give him more confidence,. I’m expecting a very confident Lyoto Machida, but I’m going to break his will.”
Weidman says it’s nothing personal – but he plans to psychologically break “The Dragon” and won’t be satisfied unless he finishes his opponent.
“I feel like anyone at middleweight, when I have a full training camp, I’m going to go out there and finish them. That’s my mentality. I won’t stop. The whole fight will be me trying to finish him. If it goes five rounds, I’m not losing the decision because I’m almost finishing him the whole time. I’m always prepared for a war, but I’m looking for the finish the whole time. I won’t be happy unless I finish him.”
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