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Lyoto Machida Sounds Off on Being Satisfied With Move From UFC to Bellator

Lyoto Machida has discussed his decision to jump from the UFC to Bellator MMA. Machida was suspended for 18 months due to an anti-doping violation by USADA. He did declare his usage of a product containing the banned substance 7-keto-dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which is a steroid. Machida also noted at...

Lyoto Machida Reacts to Fabricio Werdum’s USADA Suspension

Lyoto Machida reacts to Fabricio Werdum's suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Werdum was suspended for two years after testing positive for trenbolone and its metabolite epitrenbolone. Trenbolone is an anabolic steroid. Werdum said he's currently working with the UFC and USADA to determine what happened. Lyoto Machida Reacts to Fabricio Werdum's...

Can Bellator Become The UFC’s Full Rival?

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan said this week on his podcast that he hopes Bellator will turn into a full rival for the UFC. Rogan said he wishes Bellator would become the UFC's full rival, much like PRIDE was over a decade ago, and he also added that he...

The ‘Dragon’ Takes Hawaii In Bellator Debut

Earlier today we brought you the news that Bellator MMA would be heading to Hawaii for a card on December 15th in Honolulu. The card to be headlined by Hawaii’s own Ilima-Lei Macfarlane as she tries to defend her Flyweight title against former UFC fighter Valerie Letourneau. Well it didn't...

Lyoto Machida Reacts to Gegard Mousasi’s Steroid Claims

Lyoto Machida reacts to claims of steroid use thrown his way by Gegard Mousasi. Machida is now a member of the Bellator roster. The former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight title holder made the move to fulfill a promise he made to Bellator president Scott Coker. "The Dragon" is...

Gegard Mousasi Wants Extensive Drug Testing For Possible Lyoto Machida Rematch

Gegard Mousasi is open to rematching Lyoto Machida under Bellator's banner, but he wants extensive drug testing if it does happen. The current Bellator MMA middleweight champ and Machida previously fought back in 2015, a fight the Brazilian won via unanimous decision. Mousasi has been very vocal in the past...

Mousasi Implies Machida Left UFC to Avoid Drug Testing

Gegard Mousasi has quite the theory on why Lyoto Machida made his exit from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Machida surprised the mixed martial arts world when he signed with Bellator after his final UFC bout against Vitor Belfort earlier this year. "The Dragon" said the UFC matched Bellator's offer,...

Lyoto Machida: UFC Matched Bellator’s Offer, But it Was ‘Too Late’

Lyoto Machida has revealed the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matched Bellator's offer. Machida made some waves when it was announced that he signed with Bellator MMA. The move surprised many as Machida had been perceived as a "company guy." In the end, his promise to Bellator president Scott Coker wasn't...

Lyoto Machida Breaks Silence on Bellator Signing

As reported yesterday, long-time UFC veteran and former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida signed on with Bellator MMA in a sudden announcement. As the 40-year old Dragon embarks on his next, and perhaps final, chapter of his MMA career, he took to Instagram to speak to his supporters to...

Lyoto Machida Signs Multi-Fight Deal With Bellator (Updated)

UPDATE: Bellator has released the following statement to our own Damon Martin: "Bellator is pleased to announce the signing of former world champion Lyoto Machida (24-8) to an exclusive, multi-fight agreement. We look forward to seeing 'The Dragon' compete inside the Bellator cage in the near future." ORIGINAL: It appears that Bellator...

Elias Theodorou Targets Bout With Lyoto Machida

Elias Theodorou is aiming for a match-up with Lyoto Machida. This past Sunday (May 27), Theodorou took on Trevor Smith in a preliminary contest at UFC Liverpool. The action took place inside Echo Arena in Liverpool, England. Theodorou won the bout via unanimous decision. It's "The Spartan's" second straight victory. The...

Lyoto Machida Still Believes he Can Secure UFC Title Shot

Lyoto Machida feels he still has enough juice to make another title run. Machida was last seen in action earlier this month at UFC 224. "The Dragon" went one-on-one with Vitor Belfort in Brazil. Machida won the bout via first-round knockout courtesy of a front kick. After dropping three straight, Machida...

Lyoto Machida Names Preferred Opponent for Next Bout

Lyoto Machida is not ready to head into retirement, but he is ready to once again front kick someone else in the head into retirement. Randy Couture was the first man Machida kicked out of active competition when Machida landed a vicious crane kick to the UFC Hall of Famer...

UFC 224 Bonuses: Kelvin Gastelum & Jacare Souza Rewarded For Close Battle

With yet another Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) card in the history books, a fresh list of bonus winners has been revealed. This past Saturday night (May 12), UFC 224 took place inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main card aired live on pay-per-view. Preliminary action was seen on FX and UFC...

Lyoto Machida Eyeing Title Contention After UFC 224

Lyoto Machida believes he can once again be in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) title picture. Machida is set to share the Octagon with Vitor Belfort this Saturday night (May 12). This bout is set to take place on the main card of UFC 224. Belfort says this will be...