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Lyoto Machida Comments on UFC 98 LHW Title Fight Against Rashad Evans

“Ever since the last fight [against Thiago Silva, at UFC 94] I’ve only had 10 days of rest. I traveled, went to Hawaii, enjoyed time with my son and my family and as soon as I got back I started training again, awaiting the UFC’s position. That’s always what I do. I train because I like it. Even my wife complains: ‘Geez, you just finished a fight and you’re back at training already?’ But that’s what I like doing, putting on the gi, training, both ground fighting and standing. I like it. So my preparations have already begun.”

“I know Rashad’s a super-strategic fighter, is good at wrestling, good at boxing, and hits real hard. But I’ve already fought a lot of guys like that. And this is just another fight for me. I can’t let myself think this is some seven-headed monster, I’m going to get out there and do my job. I think that’s what’s important. That’s the mentality that will make me stronger.”

That was Light-heavyweight top contender Lyoto Machida, who is coming off of an impressive knockout victory over Thiago Silva at UFC 94, giving a recent interview to In the interview, Machida gives his thoughts about his upcoming title fight against light-heavyweight champ Rashad Evans at UFC 98 in May. The main event at UFC 98 of Lyoto Machida vs. Rashad Evans replaces the UFC heavyweight title unification fight between heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar and interim champ Frank Mir. Frank Mir vs. Brock Lesnar was cancelled due to a knee injury suffered by Frank Mir