Lyoto Machida will attempt to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship for a second time this weekend when he faces Jon Jones in Toronto and this week while speaking with Tatame.com he discussed his preparation for the bout and how Anderson Silva helped him in the process:
"Well, I guess itâ€™s hard to predict how things will go on during the fight, but we trained a lot offensive wrestling, me taking him down. Besides the takedown defenses, we trained counterattacks with the takedowns, so if I take him down, it wonâ€™t be a surprise for me, for my team, because we know what weâ€™ve been doing here. Our greatest goal is to win the fight, in any area it takes place, no matter if itâ€™s on the stand-up, the wrestling or on the ground. I want to have an advantage in all areas.
I talked to Anderson on the phone like three or four times, and we talked a lot. He sent me a video, telling me to train that. He shoot a video there saying what he thought I should focus more my training on for this fight, he showed me a different coup, saying I can use it. So, he always tries to help me the way he can. We can tell Anderson is very helpful, mainly with his friends. You can see his worry to come and talk to me. I know he wants me to bring another title to our Brazil."
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