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UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Lyoto Machida Not Only Survives, But Earns Decision

If you loved Lyoto Machida when he was at his peak, the last few years have been hard on you.

First, the former champ somehow lost his ability to take a punch, so whenever he gets into the cage there’s a good chance he’ll wind up in a coma.

Then there’s the fact that he was on the wrong end of a USADA suspension, which kept him away from the UFC for so long.

Yes, folks, we’re seeing the last days of “The Dragon”, and it’s heartbreaking to see him go out like this. But Machida still has fans, especially in Brazil, so why not squeeze a little more juice out of him? Why not put him in the main event of UFC Fight Night 125, against Eryk Anders, an up-and-coming slugger?

The trick for Machida, as it always is, is to do that karate stuff he does so well, but do it without making any mistakes. And he barely makes any through much of the first and second rounds, staying elusive and mobile while dodging takedown attempt and flicking out his karate kicks and reverse punches. Anders is stuck pursuing, and largely hitting air.

Only in the third does the American start to make his mark, nailing a takedown and, later on, planting a knee in Machida’s chops that opens up a nice cut. Anders gets a knockdown in the fourth, and for the briefest of moments, it seems like the Brazilian is en route to getting murdered. But! Machida survives, resumes his constant movement, and the bout ends with him somehow still awake.

Though the decision is a split in favor of the former champ, it’s more of a moral victory than anything, as he gets to keep getting paid to fight.

 

Results: Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders via Split Decision

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UFC Fight Night 125 Results: Lyoto Machida Not Only Survives, But Earns Decision

If you loved Lyoto Machida when he was at his peak, the last few years have been hard on you.

First, the former champ somehow lost his ability to take a punch, so whenever he gets into the cage there’s a good chance he’ll wind up in a coma.

Then there’s the fact that he was on the wrong end of a USADA suspension, which kept him away from the UFC for so long.

Yes, folks, we’re seeing the last days of “The Dragon”, and it’s heartbreaking to see him go out like this. But Machida still has fans, especially in Brazil, so why not squeeze a little more juice out of him? Why not put him in the main event of UFC Fight Night 125, against Eryk Anders, an up-and-coming slugger?

The trick for Machida, as it always is, is to do that karate stuff he does so well, but do it without making any mistakes. And he barely makes any through much of the first and second rounds, staying elusive and mobile while dodging takedown attempt and flicking out his karate kicks and reverse punches. Anders is stuck pursuing, and largely hitting air.

Only in the third does the American start to make his mark, nailing a takedown and, later on, planting a knee in Machida’s chops that opens up a nice cut. Anders gets a knockdown in the fourth, and for the briefest of moments, it seems like the Brazilian is en route to getting murdered. But! Machida survives, resumes his constant movement, and the bout ends with him somehow still awake.

Though the decision is a split in favor of the former champ, it’s more of a moral victory than anything, as he gets to keep getting paid to fight.

 

Results: Lyoto Machida def. Eryk Anders via Split Decision

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TUF 26 Finale Results: Nicco Montano Defeats Roxanne Modafferi, Earns 125-Pound Belt

As the old saying goes, ‘Always the bridesmaid, never the bride’ – although in the case of two-time TUF vet Roxanne Modafferi, it’s about fighting in championship bouts and never managing to win a belt. Just as she did when she fought for a Strikeforce title and an Invicta FC title, Roxy battled hard at last […]

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Jim Ross: It’s ‘guaranteed’ Conor McGregor earns a massive WWE paycheck some day

WWE Hall of Fame announcer Jim Ross believes Conor McGregor will pop up in wrestling sooner or later.

Conor McGregor may or may not be making a surprise appearance at WrestleMania next year, but as far as WWE announcer Jim Ross is concerned, a run in pro wrestling is inevitable.

Ross was on The Herd with Colin Cowherd and shared his predictions on McGregor’s future.

“I know that he’s an amazing performer, and amazing talent,” he said. “And I have a great respect for the UFC, everything they do, and him. There’s no way you can convince me will not earn a massive check from Vince McMahon some day in the future.”

“It will not be a career deal, it will be a one-off special occasion, massive promotion. I would suggest maybe at a WrestleMania somewhere down the road. The attraction’s there, the marketing’s there, the money’s there. Why not make it happen? And so I think Conor is guaranteed for that, and I also think that Conor’s not done in the Octagon, either. I think that he’s a competitor. He likes to prove he’s the alpha male.”

McGregor revealed back in January that he had turned down offers from the WWE, which has only fueled much less substantial rumors that he’d appear at 2018′s WrestleMania 34 on April 8th in New Orleans.

But if McGregor is going to do it, both the UFC and WWE are willing to say whatever it takes to keep his participation a secret. Dana White recently claimed to have texted Vince McMahon about the rumors, with Vince replying “News to me!”

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UFC 214 Salaries: Jon Jones Takes Reported $500,000, While Daniel Cormier Earns $1 Million

Jon Jones might have knocked out Daniel Cormier and taken back the light heavyweight title at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, but as far as the official books go, Cormier still took home twice what Jones did.
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UFC 214 Salaries: Jon Jones Takes Reported $500,000, While Daniel Cormier Earns $1 Million

Jon Jones might have knocked out Daniel Cormier and taken back the light heavyweight title at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, but as far as the official books go, Cormier still took home twice what Jones did.
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UFC 214 Salaries: Jon Jones Takes Reported $500,000, While Daniel Cormier Earns $1 Million

Jon Jones might have knocked out Daniel Cormier and taken back the light heavyweight title at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, but as far as the official books go, Cormier still took home twice what Jones did.
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UFC 214 Salaries: Jon Jones Takes Reported $500,000, While Daniel Cormier Earns $1 Million

Jon Jones might have knocked out Daniel Cormier and taken back the light heavyweight title at UFC 214 in Anaheim, California, but as far as the official books go, Cormier still took home twice what Jones did.
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Sean O’Malley Earns UFC Deal with KO Win at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 2

The “Sugar” show will be making its way to the Octagon in the very near future.
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Sean O’Malley Earns UFC Deal with KO Win at Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series 2

The “Sugar” show will be making its way to the Octagon in the very near future.
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