Much has been said about light heavyweight Lyoto Machida’s unique style during the Brazilian’s career, a good deal of it pointing to the difficulty of preparing for a competitor with such a different approach to stand-up. Specifically, Machida’s karate background allows him to remain extreme mobile while taking unorthodox angles and approaches when it comes to landing strikes.

UFC 157 opponent Dan Henderson was recently asked about solving the puzzle Machida presents in the Octagon, telling Fuel TV he thinks he’s as tough a draw for “The Dragon” as is the case in return.

“I feel like I’m a bad match-up for anybody. I plan on making him fight me. If I can do that and make sure I win every round, at some point he’s gonna have to come forward and come at me.”

“I’m excited and ready to go. The closer it gets, the more excited I get. I’m thankful to be back and be healthy.”

Check out the complete interview with Henderson below:


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