"It’s going to be a hard fight [Rashad Evans vs. Lyoto Machida]. Lyoto is a man who gets to make a game tough to be reproduced for any sparring, while Rashad is very strategic. Both are very technical and competent but I root for Lyoto. I would say it is 60% to 40%. I cannot see any gap in Lyoto’s game. He is athletic and very good in all. We know one another well, we’re friends and I wouldn’t like to fight him. However, it can happen. I don’t choose opponent. It is up to the UFC."
It was tough watching Chuck Liddell get TKO'ed in the first round Saturday night in Montreal on the UFC PPV. I have huge respect for Liddell who was one of the primary individuals who motivated me to want to watch MMA from the early days. Chuck is a true warrior and I hope that he doesn't put himself back in the octagon for "one more fight" so he can end his career "the right way." Chuck's legacy is in tact and fighting again and either losing again or not fighting like the old, Chuck Liddell won't do Chuck any favors. My hats off to Chuck Liddell and I thank him for helping make me a huge UFC/MMA fan.