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Report: Lyoto Machida vs Phil Davis fight possibly in the works

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When Phil Davis went down with an injury just weeks before UFC 133, Lyoto Machida was initially tapped to replace him against Rashad Evans.

Then "The Dragon" decided he wanted "Anderson Silva money" and freshly minted company man Tito Ortiz stepped in to save the day. That left both Machida and Davis out in the cold with no dance partners.

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Post #1   8/14/11 10:13:50AM   

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1. It seems that no matter who Phil's next opponent is, they are going to make it a real big test for him

2. This doesn't make sense with the Machida "Anderson Silva money" idea

Post #2   8/14/11 12:23:34PM   

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My guess is in montreal with
Franklin vs lil nog happening in san jose

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Posted by tallica62

It seems that no matter who Phil's next opponent is, they are going to make it a real big test for him





You really can't take a step back after taking out Lil' Nog. I don't know if Davis has the chops to get it done though. His wrestling is off the hook, but I highly doubt he wants to test his striking against Machida's, and he has to close the distance if he wants to try and smother him. If it happens, I feel that's a tougher fight for Davis. Who knows what can happen though. Mr. Wonderful is quite the physical specimen; have you seen the wings on that cat??!!

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Posted by tallica62

1. It seems that no matter who Phil's next opponent is, they are going to make it a real big test for him

2. This doesn't make sense with the Machida "Anderson Silva money" idea



I agree on both accounts. Davis is a prospect who is on the verge of a title shot. He needs to be tested against the bests in the division right now.

Secondly, the mention of Anderson Silva money is ridiculous and does not pertain to the match at hand. Some of these articles are written by very biased authors; and in this case, the bias is against Machida for no legitimate, coherent and relating reason.

Here is headline for mma fans:

GSP is set to face off against Nick Diaz after turning down opportunities after opportunities to move up in weight to face Anderson Silva. ( How about that for a headline? )

Thumbs down for the author.

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Posted by KungFuMaster


Some of these articles are written by very biased authors



I didn't read the article, but based on the source, I have no doubt you are correct. They are also home of the infamous "UFC Quick Quotes". MMA Mania bites the big banana

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Posted by tallica62

It seems that no matter who Phil's next opponent is, they are going to make it a real big test for him





You really can't take a step back after taking out Lil' Nog. I don't know if Davis has the chops to get it done though. His wrestling is off the hook, but I highly doubt he wants to test his striking against Machida's, and he has to close the distance if he wants to try and smother him. If it happens, I feel that's a tougher fight for Davis. Who knows what can happen though. Mr. Wonderful is quite the physical specimen; have you seen the wings on that cat??!!



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this fight shouldnt be close really...Davis doesnt set up his takedowns like Rashad and the trouble he had with Lil Nog Man i give this to Machida by a lopsided win...

Davis just looks so uncoordinated in the stand up...he looked so bad I thought against Lil Nog I just dont see him being any real threat to the top guys...Jones , rashad, machida, I think Rampage and Rua would give him all he could handle...

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I'm actually excited for this fight if it happens. That being said i would take machida by UD all day

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Posted by KungFuMaster


Some of these articles are written by very biased authors



I didn't read the article, but based on the source, I have no doubt you are correct. They are also home of the infamous "UFC Quick Quotes". MMA Mania bites the big banana



90% of the time mmamania just doesn't make the cut.

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This is the news section of the site, this thread is just speculation.

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R.I.P. Davis

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As much as I would love to see Machida get smashed, I see Lyoto getting the UD.

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Machida's takedown defense is too good. I expect a stoppage.

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Mr Wonderful only has 9 fights.
i would do

Rashad vs. Lyoto
Vlad Vs Phil Davis
Nog Vs Rich
Bader vs Gustafson

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