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Machida vs mean motherfucker at UFC 89

Unless Quinton Jackson has a totally awesome explanation as to why he decided to try and escape from the police yesterday (“the dog ate my good judgment” does not apply) , I think it’s safe to say that the whole “Instant title rematch” idea that had been bandied around is now dead. That’s left a few obvious choices: Chuck vs Forrest if Chuck gets past Rashad, and Machida vs Griffin if hell freezes over.

So to put the Machida option out of people’s minds, the UFC has matched him up against angry Brazilian Thiago Silva at UFC 89 – a nice little exclusive bit of news from the guys at Fighters Only. This is a pretty interesting matchup to me … will Silva’s aggressiveness be enough to break Machida’s style? Or will this be a replay of Machida vs Sokoudjou, where Sok ended up exposing himself and getting whupped?

Both fighters are 13-0 … Machida with 8 decisions and Thiago with 10 knockouts. They’re both very good at what they do, so I’m actually kinda excited to see who manages to impose their will in this fight. Hey, I might hate Machida, but every challenging fight gets hype from me just because it means I might get to see him lose.

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