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Lyoto Machida says he never underestimated Shogun Rua

“After analyzing the fight and thinking about the fight, I still feel the judges made the right choice. I never underestimated Shogun. I knew he was a tough fighter. I never underestimate anybody. A fight is a fight and you never know what is going to happen until you start fighting. Both for myself and for Shogun, being in there with each other for 25 minutes, I’m sure he noticed some things about me and I noticed some things about him. I think that makes it so much greater for the rematch this time around. I believe the main priority of the fighter is to go in there and fight well.”

Lyoto Machida, reigning lightweight champ, talks about his “controversial” unanimous decision win over Shogun Rua at UFC 104 last year. He is preparing for a rematch against his fellow Brazilian in just a week from Saturday at UFC 113 in Montreal. After the last fight, Dana White demanded an immediate rematch between to the fighters, so it looks like we may have at least ONE resolution to the many controversial decisions in the UFC.

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