“Lyoto has the weapons to defeat Jon Jones” – Coach

Responsible for sharpening the Boxing of names like Junior dos Santos, Anderson Silva and Rodrigo Nogueira, among others, Luiz Carlos Dorea went to Belem, Para, to help on the final phase of Lyoto Machida’s preparation for the fight against Jon Jones on December 10th.

And he was pleased with what he saw during the trainings.

“I’m very glad he’s in such good shape… Machida family is doing a great job”, compliments Dorea, commenting on his impressions about the former champion, who now trains in a smaller octagon than the one UFC uses, since he wants to focus on his speed. “He’s doing amazing, he’s fast and strong. Doing what he did on the light heavyweight division it’s not usual… Lyoto has the weapons to defeat Jon Jones”.

Machida is known for his Karate skills, once his family started practicing the art the father, Yoshizo, taught them, but Dorea guarantees that the karate fighter’s qualities at Nobre Arte equals some of the best names of the rings and cages.

“I have great Boxing experience and it’s hard to see a heavy weight fighter who moves and does what he does… There’re few: Anderson, Dos Santos, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali), Roy Jones Jr”, points out the coach, who for years trained the former world champion Acelino “Popo” Freitas, believing on a Brazilian triumph at UFC 140, in Canada. “I trust Lyoto, I believe we’ll bring the fourth title to Brazil”.

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