[VIDEO] Lyoto Machida Surprised by Split Decision at UFC 157
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.24.2013
Machida won a close fight...
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida appeared on Fuel TV's post-fight show for UFC 157. Machida won a narrow split-decision where he outpointed Dan Henderson to a victory. Here are some highlights:
Machida on if he was confident he won the decision: "I felt that I won the fight because of my score. I kneed him. I kicked him. I slipped. I took advantage. I took it all three rounds, but I was very surprised at the split decision."
Machida on the game plan for the fight: "It was my plan to keep the fight standing up, to avoid the ground position, and to avoid his right hand. And defend all the time."
Machida on if he thinks he's the top contender in the division now: "I hope so. It depends on what the boss Dana White says."