Lyoto Machida: Still Overrated, Proves Nothing; Possible Retirement

Matt RandallCorrespondent IFebruary 1, 2009

Lyoto Machida is overrated.

Okay, okay, I take it back.

Maybe it was the ridiculous BJ Penn article that said he should retire that made me think of this, but probably not.

Maybe it was the massive knock-out Lyoto, finally, accomplished against Thiago Silva; okay yeah, that was definitely it.

So I was wrong, I picked Silva, I figured Lyoto couldn't elude everyone forever, but it seems like he can.

Not only am I impressed with this win, I think he could be the next champion, of course depending on the fight. Since Dana hasn't announced which fight is or was the No. 1 contender fight, I have no idea who is next to fight Evans.

Rampage is fighting Jardine, and Lyoto fought Silva, I don't get it. Rampage beat's Wandy, who already KO'd Jardine, and now he has to fight him, what is going on?

If Machida does fight Evans, I think he could pull out a win, maybe.

I am not jumping ship yet, but I am standing on the edge.

In my mind he still has to beat a fighter like Rampage or Evans to really solidify himself at the top of the food chain.

But if he fights like he did against Silva, it wont be long.

Not only did he avoid the take down, the ground and pound, but I don't think he got hit, from a fighter who is known for his knock-outs.

Now, I have said it before and I will say it again and again and again, until it happens; I want to see Lyoto take a punch, a solid one.

I'm not saying I want to see him get knocked out, I just want to see how he reacts. He really hasn't been tagged in the UFC, not properly.

IF, Lyoto gets tagged, by a real strike, from a solid fighter, (which is what he will be fighting from now on), and he keeps going, keeps his game plan and wins.

Then look out Light Heavyweight division, there is a new kid in town.