Thursday, August 18, 2011

Machida: A fight with Davis would be a ?classic match-up of styles?

Our friends at Yahoo! Sports Brazil caught up with Lyoto Machida over the weekend and his coach Jorge Guimares. They found out that Machida is very close to signing a fight with Phil Davis, which Machida sees as a good match-up.

"It would be a classic match-up between styles. (Phil) Davis is a natural born wrestler. I would have to adjust some aspects in my game to face it as an equal. But this ability to change and learn has always been one of my strongest characteristics. There will be no problem," said the fighter.

Machida has faced, and beaten, fighters with strong wrestling backgrounds in the past. His striking is powerful enough to have overcome the wrestling strength of both Rashad Evans and Randy Couture. Do you think it's enough to take out an undefeated rising star like Davis? Or is Davis ready to beat Machida? Tell us your thoughts in the comments or on Facebook.


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