Lyoto Machida: Time Is Right for Move to Middleweight Following UFC 163 Loss

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Lyoto Machida: Time Is Right for Move to Middleweight Following UFC 163 Loss
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Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida is at a career crossroads following a close decision loss to Phil Davis.

For the second time, Lyoto Machida finds himself coming out on the wrong end of a decision that many claim should have gone his way. Regardless of the somewhat controversial nature of the loss and the thinness of the 205-lb division these days, the loss puts "The Dragon" far away from title contention.

That makes this the perfect time for the long-teased move to middleweight.

Now more than ever, Machida needs a change of scenery, and 185 lbs offers him more opportunities and bigger fights than what he currently has available to him. So why is this? What makes this the right move for the former champ?

Find out right here!

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