Lyoto Machida Sends Randy Couture Into Retirement at UFC 129

May 1, 2011
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If UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture sticks to his guns, UFC 129 in Toronto will have been the final fight of his career. The bout also serves as a resurgence of sorts for fellow former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida.

The victory put Machida back on the winning track after having lost back-to-back bouts for the first time in his career.

Machida spoke about the fight, his strategy, and sending Randy Couture into retirement with another Blackhouse knockout kick.

  • wonggfan

    I’ve said this so many times in the last couple of weeks.

    Whoever thought Randy would give Lyoto a “hard time” or actually beat Lyoto is a UFC fanboy newb.

    Yeah..let’s matchup Randy against Fedor now and see what will happen. Fedor is washed up but he can still kill Randy.

    Randy is a legend no doubt. And he had some amazing fights. He was a #3 HW fighter back in 2008 when he beat Gonzaga and Sylvia (#1 was Fedor and #2 was Nog). And I would say he was a #1 LHW until the fights with Chuck and was within top 3 until 2008.

  • phrankthetank

    Kid, you haven’t been around very long if you don’t think couture is able to give ANYONE a hard fight. That was a beautiful kick and a beautiful KO, but don’t discredit couture’s ability because of it

  • wonggfan

    kid! I’ve watched the first UFC.

    I never discredited Randy’s ability because of the Lyoto fight. You might be old…but… are kinda slow huh?

    I never discredited Randy because of the Lyoto fight. That fight did not change my opinion of Randy. I knew he was gonna lose. I knew he stood no chance against a top LHW.

    He was a legend. Mind you, I watched all three Randy vs Chuck.

    You obvious bought into that whole Randy-UFC hype.

    • phrankthetank

      Wow, you’ve bought a DVD set, congrats. Yes you did discredit Randy, you hypocritical little bastard. You’ve been ranting and raving about how he’s too fucking old and he’s gonna get his ass beat. Should I congratulate you because what was most likely going to happen happened? There’s a difference between stating that you think machida will win and bashing everyone who gave couture a chance, when you grow up and realize that, I’ll stop calling you a kid.