Lyoto Machida Vs Tito Ortiz Ufc [April-2022]
. . . . .[He] is coming off a loss to Chris Leben. Meanwhile, Machida has recently completed an impressive five-fight winning streak. However, Machida did fight one of the greatest lightweights of all time (at least according to me) against Vitor Belfort. Belfort is certainly a capable fighter, and Machida was outclassed, but after seeing him fight as a middleweight I don't think I'd call Belfort the greatest light heavyweight in UFC history. So here's my question for Machida: why do you think Tito's only loss to a middleweight came against Belfort? I appreciate that Tito's loss was at the hands of Belfort and not Roy Jones, but I think it speaks to the fact that Ortiz only has trouble fighting fighters who are lighter than him. Jones and Rampage Jackson are both fighters who are much faster than Ortiz and more talented in other areas. If you compare their records it looks like Jones' career was a fluke. Tito's other losses include guys like Forrest Griffin and Rashad Evans, both of whom are much faster than him and would have outclassed him had he fought them at middleweight. Personally I think Ortiz wins a lot more fights than he loses, but the reason why he lost to Belfort (and other guys like Jackson and Griffin) is he doesn't have the speed to deal with their styles. Geez, don't you guys think Tito's left hand has looked stronger lately? It used to be so light I could hardly feel it, but now I can tell the difference on a regular basis. Whenever Tito goes up against a power puncher like Rampage or Forrest, it's still a fight between one of the most effective strikers in the sport, and a complete and total amateur. Machida's chin is the only thing that he has going for him in this fight. Tito is a game fighter, but he's also a guy who hits his opponents. He punches them as hard as he can, but he doesn't try to look for the knockout. Tito vs Belfort is probably the one where I'd be the most skeptical. I'm willing to bet that Tito would have been ready for Belfort back at 185lbs. I'm just not sure how much it would have changed the outcome, although, at least Belfort's winning streak would have ended.