Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida talked to AskMen.com about his fight tonight with Rashad Evans, his training style, who he thinks are the best UFC fighters and more. Here are some excerpts:
In an interview with “Tatame Magazine” you revealed that you drink your urine. Can you explain this please?
I learned about this method through my father, and I believe it has strengthened my immune system. I cannot recommend this to anyone because I am not a doctor, but I do believe in this method and its effectiveness.
Have you done anything differently to prepare for your fight against UFC Light Heavyweight champ Rashad Evans?
I have created a strategy according to Evans’ game, and have adapted my own game to fit this strategy.
What do you think of your good friend Anderson Silva, one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world, having another fight at 205 pounds? Would you fight him?
Anderson is a great fighter and a great athlete. I think he would do well against anyone in any weight class. He is my friend and we train together when possible, and for that reason I would not fight Anderson.
Prior to your knockout win over Thiago Silva, there was widespread criticism of your fighting style. People were saying you weren’t exciting enough and that you were too boring. What do you think about this?
Entertaining my fans is very important to me, and I have been working hard to make sure I give a great performance for my next fight. Precision and timing are very important to me, and I think of it as if only having a few bullets to take down a tiger, where every bullet would be crucial to my success.
Is there a fighter in the UFC that you would like to fight in any division?
I would be happy to fight anyone, including Quinton “Rampage” Jackson who seems to be next in line if I am victorious against Rashad Evans.
Alongside Anderson Silva, you are also listed as one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the world. Who do you think is one of the best fighter’s in the UFC?
Anderson Silva, Georges Saint-Pierre and Rodrigo Nogueira are some of the top fighters in the UFC among many other great fighters. The UFC has many of the toughest fighters around.
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