A light heavyweight tilt between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis is in the works, according to Machida’s manager, Jorge Guimarães.
“We already contacted [the UFC] and we’ll be able to talk more about that soon. He (Davis) is the most concrete option in the division,” Guimarães said. “He’s be a huge opponent for Lyoto, who’s one of the biggest idols of the sport in Brazil and needs to fight again soon”.
“It’d be a clash of styles. Davis is a wrestler, who keeps a strong rhythm on all the rounds until the end. I would need to adjust some aspects in my training to fight him, but this technical change always were one of my best characteristics. I won’t have any problems”, Lyoto said.
It’s an interesting match-up but I think I’d rather see a number one contender’s match between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson. If Hendo signs with the UFC, that is.
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