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Pure Skill... How Karate Master Knocked People Out in UFC - Lyoto Machida

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  • We’ve heard for years that karate doesn't work in MMA, then Lyoto Machida came along and proved otherwise. Performing in the most competitive arenas around the world for over 20 years, the Brazilian Dragon has earned a reputation of a cold-blooded samurai, stalking up a collection of unique knockouts. It's time to recollect the story about the Shotokan Karate master who defied expectations and took the UFC championship belt.
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  • @MA_rone02
    @MA_rone02 ปีที่แล้ว +7539

    He came from the best era of UFC. No drama and social media circus. Just amazing fights and title runs.

    • @areus19891
      @areus19891 ปีที่แล้ว

      fvck u r so right :D

    • @MannySingh316
      @MannySingh316 ปีที่แล้ว +90

      Facts

    • @armandorodriguez6447
      @armandorodriguez6447 ปีที่แล้ว +36

      Naaaa not the best era.The best era was clearly the Royce Gracie days and Royce was the GREATEST ,no weight class no BS days…This guy just fought and was really good at the craft,a true champ,one who lost and came back for the people,people like champs like that;Rocky like…let’s remember;No fighter stays on top forever though,cause that would be boring

    • @chrishandsome4267
      @chrishandsome4267 ปีที่แล้ว +265

      @@armandorodriguez6447 lmfao no

    • @3gard0g-s7one2
      @3gard0g-s7one2 ปีที่แล้ว +47

      yeah... except for the fact that the fights are better now...

  • @ChainsawFPV
    @ChainsawFPV ปีที่แล้ว +4908

    "Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. No excuses. He was better than me, and deserved victory. " Words of a good, humble man.

    • @2sdd
      @2sdd ปีที่แล้ว +100

      i will never understand how u can trashtalk somebody who just kicked ur ass. dude, if he is so trash what does it make you? :F

    • @Mostbee
      @Mostbee ปีที่แล้ว +35

      @@2sdd In the gaming industry people seems to think otherwise, and I still don't understand.

    • @markashworth9870
      @markashworth9870 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      A fair ring, A fair fight, and may the best man win.

    • @SteveWard151
      @SteveWard151 ปีที่แล้ว +45

      Being humble makes you strong

    • @odinsclone3436
      @odinsclone3436 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      Right one of the few men to step into the ring with enough awareness to stop the fight himself when morally it was time to do so. He was never bitter in defeat and always returned with the same fire he had in the fight before. The dragon was one I always loved to watch fight.. he had a good run and a lethal front kick .

  • @lipokyanger7685
    @lipokyanger7685 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +529

    I began loving MMA because of him. In a brutal bloodsport among killers, he was a skilled gentleman and a beast shrouded in honour and tranquility. That's what I really respected and wanted to become as a person.

  • @yangerjamir0906
    @yangerjamir0906 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +203

    His longevity in such a physical sport is remarkable.

    • @seumemel
      @seumemel 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      It's crazy!

    • @sesemunasia8681
      @sesemunasia8681 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Daamn

  • @MutedByProxy
    @MutedByProxy ปีที่แล้ว +2930

    His fight against Jackson and him saying “he whooped my ass and I’m ashamed of this decision” shows a ton of respect to the fighter

    • @bevarsii
      @bevarsii ปีที่แล้ว +364

      he said "he whooped my ass I'm ashamed of myself, my coach is gonna be mad at me" Big props for him to give credit to his opponent

    • @fuckoff565
      @fuckoff565 ปีที่แล้ว +142

      @@bevarsii Its honestly shameful how many clowns in the current UFC space can't even bring themselves to publicly congratulate their opponents on their victory or for the victor to not gloat and pretend they're the best thing to ever happen to mixed martial art.

    • @Kr4v3rd
      @Kr4v3rd ปีที่แล้ว +45

      @@fuckoff565 Its about selling for the next match. Do you want to see lyoto machida lose? or do you want to see conner mcgergor get his face kicked in? Its the mayweather strategy now. Its all business to get people to pay to see a brash fighter lose. Its the Jake (or logan) paul strategy to make money.

    • @navyblu79
      @navyblu79 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      Yep, that's Rampage for you. Mad respect for him.

    • @Vort_tm
      @Vort_tm ปีที่แล้ว +65

      Honestly one thing that gives me nearly as much enjoyment as watching a good fight is watching true sportsmanship after the fight. I just really like seeing Machida (and other classy fighters) giving respect to their opponent, regardless of win or loss; especially to opponents who try to hype themselves by being douchebags before the fight.

  • @thickymcghee7681
    @thickymcghee7681 ปีที่แล้ว +10025

    He broke his arm in training camp, lost the fight, but made zero excuses for losing. What a G.

    • @HeyMrDJ25
      @HeyMrDJ25 ปีที่แล้ว +463

      Ya if it were me I’d be sayin my arm was f’ed up so I didn’t train properly and that’s why I lost 😂😂 this guys’ humbleness is insane, respects to his father who raised an absolute beast of a legend.

    • @apathy11303
      @apathy11303 ปีที่แล้ว +293

      He's legit, but he should've pulled out of the fight... His career would've been completely different if he did

    • @lalalhaihing8870
      @lalalhaihing8870 ปีที่แล้ว +106

      Most champions now won't take the fight. Machida was stupid to fight or his story might have been different if he didn't fight that fight.

    • @jessecadena
      @jessecadena ปีที่แล้ว +1

      AaplalllllllLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLllLL0PLP

    • @haraldpettersen3649
      @haraldpettersen3649 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      @MTK - Deep respect.

  • @BIZZLLENIZZLLE
    @BIZZLLENIZZLLE 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +142

    He was able to draw the crowd and viewers for his fights without being disrespectful or talking trash. Just skill and so entertaining to watch.

  • @badgedog
    @badgedog 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +76

    the crane kick on couture is my favourite knockout of all time. absolute perfection with the feints, sets it up beautifully and lands it as clean as it gets. respect to the dragon.

    • @buzztrucker
      @buzztrucker 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      I still remember that fight but got to hand it to Randy for stepping in there considering the age gap but that crane kick was beautiful. Unforgettable moment in UFC history.

  • @kabal28
    @kabal28 ปีที่แล้ว +2967

    I have no words other than respect for his skills, dedications, and honor for his opponents.

    • @chalkdemon8019
      @chalkdemon8019 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      What a warrior, he was very unique and entertaining.

    • @amarillavenegasriera2234
      @amarillavenegasriera2234 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      The guy just got ground stomped by Fabian Edwards, so much about Karate in real fights.

    • @LuminesBreezer--
      @LuminesBreezer-- ปีที่แล้ว +22

      @@King6d9 exactly what I was going to say. Imagine him around 2008-2009, and Edwards would have been on the ground without question.

    • @jagatheeldest5786
      @jagatheeldest5786 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@amarillavenegasriera2234 you have zero class...and intellect. Nothing you could say, would take away from Lyoto's accomplishments. You should be embarrassed...

    • @elliottgb6161
      @elliottgb6161 ปีที่แล้ว

      Respect? Remember his PED use?

  • @dwrabauke
    @dwrabauke ปีที่แล้ว +672

    I like how in several matches he did not "finish" his opponent because he saw he didn't have to. Holding back this much says a lot about his principles.

    • @DEEPMUCH
      @DEEPMUCH ปีที่แล้ว +6

      so true.

    • @SchiesterMalG
      @SchiesterMalG ปีที่แล้ว +16

      That is why I hated Tito Ortiz as a fighter. He did the opposite of this. He is a terrible blemish and chipped tooth on the face of MMA. It is satisfying to see Machida defeat him.

    • @joe1deuce27
      @joe1deuce27 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      My thoughts EXACTLY

    • @roncar1761
      @roncar1761 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      🥋🥋🥋

    • @forget2bhuman993
      @forget2bhuman993 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      idk... even though rules were different back then, he still did shit like attempts at jumping double stomp to the head of a downed opponent... 7:30
      that's not holding back in any way 🤣

  • @casonwoody
    @casonwoody 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +65

    Machida was my guy. I was completely bought in to the Machida era. The consistent dominance never happened after he won the title but he deserves immense respect. He's still my guy.

  • @SplicerYT
    @SplicerYT 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +335

    Anyone who doubts the value of Karate, just look at this man’s precision and effectiveness with his striking. That’s years of practice and discipline on display right there. At that level of skill he doesn’t think to strike it’s just pure instinct. Ultra instinct.

    • @foolsgold9993
      @foolsgold9993 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +31

      Somebody said: "A beginner plans the move he would like to make, a pro executes the move he wants to make, a master remembers the move they've just made."

    • @JonathanAlliali-Die-go5gl
      @JonathanAlliali-Die-go5gl 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +21

      The Karate people are clowning is the karate practiced in those commercials dojo with people handing out black belts left and right

    • @Dodgerzden
      @Dodgerzden 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      @@JonathanAlliali-Die-go5gl My thought also. In the 80s these schools who focused on katas and point tournaments are what people are thinking about. There were a few hybrid schools you knew only by word of mouth that did full-contact sparring and even some grappling.

    • @Sparkey4646
      @Sparkey4646 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      ​@JonathanAlliali-Die-go5gl yep they are so far away from real karate do its insulting and hugely disrespectful

    • @gojustudent485
      @gojustudent485 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@Sparkey4646😂😂😂karate do? Karate-jutsu

  • @goldennuggetofwisdom5068
    @goldennuggetofwisdom5068 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +382

    Machida kicking Vitor in the face and then bowing to his corpse is the most martial arts thing I've ever seen. Such a class act👍

    • @doug_1489
      @doug_1489 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      ...and Randy's tooth, that dude hits frkn hard

    • @eddo2001
      @eddo2001 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@doug_1489 that tooth fell during Coture's interview. Timing was merciless.

    • @doug_1489
      @doug_1489 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@eddo2001 looked impressive...the sort of thing that Chuck Liddell would do 😵

    • @doug_1489
      @doug_1489 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      that would have been a good fight

  • @soluschristus1689
    @soluschristus1689 ปีที่แล้ว +1334

    What I really appreciate about Machida is his temperance. Look at how many times his opponent went down and he assess if he needs to follow up with a barrage of blows. He almost always held back when he could clearly see the opponent was done. He then bows as a show of respect. This is what martial arts is all about.

    • @potato7083
      @potato7083 ปีที่แล้ว

      i dont like you

    • @hmm6667
      @hmm6667 ปีที่แล้ว

      Jon Jones

    • @nolanr1400
      @nolanr1400 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      I appreciate the same thing about Ngannou

    • @kyleschlitt3025
      @kyleschlitt3025 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@nolanr1400 yeah he showed amazing restraint against overeem, for example

    • @nolanr1400
      @nolanr1400 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@kyleschlitt3025 or Miocic2 hahaha 😂

  • @deddymansyur2354
    @deddymansyur2354 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +17

    “Karate begins and ends with respect”-Master Gichin Funakoshi. Machida Sensei is a true Budo Karateka. Oss!

  • @miker.9266
    @miker.9266 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +34

    “Sometime’s it doesn’t seem that your going to make it, but you keep going; thats the warrior’s way” Lyoto Machida❤

  • @CrazyGaming-ig6qq
    @CrazyGaming-ig6qq ปีที่แล้ว +452

    I like how his father, who opposed the idea, still helped introduce his son to a master that could help him pursue his dreams.

    • @ForzaMemories
      @ForzaMemories ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Lyoto Machida

    • @informationOD
      @informationOD ปีที่แล้ว +16

      That's what parents do. You watch out for your kid's well being in what ever way you can.

    • @HateBear-real
      @HateBear-real ปีที่แล้ว +6

      a read dad

    • @CrazyGaming-ig6qq
      @CrazyGaming-ig6qq ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@informationOD Exactly, and that is what I like so much about it.

    • @whatta7793
      @whatta7793 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Agree, and that mentality shows strongly in Lyoto Machida. Fantastic values from the Machida family. Will, dedication, drive, morality, courage, just all around good values. Wishing that family the absolute best that life has to offer.

  • @Arshay
    @Arshay ปีที่แล้ว +1608

    I have so much respect for this man taking his father's teachings and sharing his respect for them with the world. I'm moved by his dedication and discipline. Truly a legend.

    • @fletch88zz
      @fletch88zz ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Agree

    • @boitiechee
      @boitiechee ปีที่แล้ว +13

      I saw him fight live twice. He was one of 5 of my favourite figters. At the time he was my favourite. How fickle this reads. He is a legend. Thank you for the fights. Thank you producing this video. Goosebumps

    • @jonb2756
      @jonb2756 ปีที่แล้ว

      Corny comment.

    • @hankschrader5507
      @hankschrader5507 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Real man

    • @nicolavincenzo7927
      @nicolavincenzo7927 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      I think of it full circle. His dad was concerned about cage fighting because he didn’t think it was honorable, fast forward to today and he is a shining example of how to be. Loud audacious noise is for wrestling. Pure class with this man

  • @davidca96
    @davidca96 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +24

    His humble respect is what I find the most impressive, he didnt boast he didnt showboat, and he respected his opponents and accepted defeat when he met it. That's what I like about him the most.

  • @MeHaveDonuts
    @MeHaveDonuts 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +28

    Man it's scary how slow we become as we age no matter how fit you are or were.
    Yet we can still achieve greatness when we truly put our hearts into something.
    Great man this dude.

  • @QQRUMBLE101
    @QQRUMBLE101 ปีที่แล้ว +858

    The unmistakable proud look on his fathers face when Lyoto landed the KO maegiri as his last fight in the UFC, unbelievably poetic.

    • @loltime8346
      @loltime8346 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      I could feel how proud he were!!

    • @wizedo
      @wizedo ปีที่แล้ว +61

      Plus, ending a fight with only one, essential strike. If i understand martial arts correctly, should it be the whole point?

    • @HoesLoveCoCo
      @HoesLoveCoCo ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@loltime8346 *was

    • @asdfasdf969
      @asdfasdf969 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      I wonder if his dad noticed him flexing on the dude

    • @dnoordink
      @dnoordink ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Just an amazing kick. I am in awe!

  • @ilarionispas5104
    @ilarionispas5104 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    What a piece of unit this guy was. Humble and straight on point, no pointless drama.

  • @jimlahey8210
    @jimlahey8210 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    Saw him live twice. Watching him end Randy's career in the Toronto skydome was heartbreaking. That was the first ever UFC event in Canada and a weekend I will never ever forget. Was just thinking about it yesterday actually.

  • @Toretto16
    @Toretto16 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +549

    The guys who knocks his opponent out with a single leg kick, sends him to sleep and then stays on his knees. Pure humble greatness. A charater and personality that won't be seen soon in MMA.

    • @kurtwpg
      @kurtwpg 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

      Someone who was underrated for this is Carlos Condit. Absolutely ruthless violence without hesitation or regret, never taking a follow-up shot that wasn't needed and instantly turning into a lamb when the job is done.

    • @n0xure
      @n0xure 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +20

      And using the crane-foot stance (tsuru achi dashi) - most karateka never use this outside of kata. This technique almost like a joke because of that scene in the karate kid - seeing it successfully deployed in a serious fight is so sick.

    • @Tespri
      @Tespri 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Umm knockouts generally happen with single kick or punch when someone doesn't expect them or from right angle.

    • @NazriB
      @NazriB 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Lies again? Pit Stop USD SGD

    • @NINJASAZUKI
      @NINJASAZUKI 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      not really, most brazilian fighters I've met that have martial art background are all as humble as Lyoto. They take the bushido as serious as the japanese

  • @ralphralpherson9441
    @ralphralpherson9441 ปีที่แล้ว +170

    I love how he stayed relevant and even dangerous well into his 40s. Age-defying badass. Respect.

  • @michealoluwafemi4145
    @michealoluwafemi4145 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    His discipline both in victory and defeat is outstanding! 🥶🥶

  • @ProdigyAutomotive
    @ProdigyAutomotive 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +13

    I've always loved watching Machida he's amazing, especially in his prime. I trained Shotokan Karate for many years, it's awesome to see him use it to win fights.

  • @michaelgoble8200
    @michaelgoble8200 ปีที่แล้ว +2230

    One thing that impressed me, on top of his incredible talent, was the fact that unlike all of his opponents, he had no tattoos.

    • @Nauni
      @Nauni ปีที่แล้ว +166

      Why’s that impressive

    • @alonsob6535
      @alonsob6535 ปีที่แล้ว +156

      @@Nauni it just is... no ink... no need ink

    • @michaelgoble8200
      @michaelgoble8200 ปีที่แล้ว +296

      @@Nauni Because those who are covered in tattoos do it to look tough. Lyoto does not need decoration. He simply is tough and highly skilled.

    • @Nauni
      @Nauni ปีที่แล้ว +316

      @@michaelgoble8200 that’s your assumption, most people get tattoos to express themselves or simply because they want to display art they like on their body. The stereotype that people only get tattoos to look tough or only strong dangerous people get tattoos is outdated. There’s nothing wrong with not having tattoos, there’s also nothing wrong with having them.

    • @joshstrine831
      @joshstrine831 ปีที่แล้ว +82

      Lol somebody has a issue with tattoos

  • @christianslater8980
    @christianslater8980 ปีที่แล้ว +533

    Probably my favorite fighter of all time. Always very respectful in the ring and very unexpected crazy finishes in the ring.

    • @JohnDoe-ly6bt
      @JohnDoe-ly6bt ปีที่แล้ว +7

      Prime TRT Machida could probably beat Alex Pereira

    • @frankroseiii
      @frankroseiii ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Funny how Alex is even in the convo, if he fights anyone other than Izzy in the top 5 for title defense he lose 100%

    • @thedarksideoftheforce6658
      @thedarksideoftheforce6658 ปีที่แล้ว

      Thanks wanker!

    • @amarillavenegasriera2234
      @amarillavenegasriera2234 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Shame that he gets demolished in every fight lately.

    • @JohnDoe-ly6bt
      @JohnDoe-ly6bt ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@frankroseiii LOL ``loses 100%``, you must be new to mma

  • @davidvolland7250
    @davidvolland7250 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +27

    This was an extremely well done summary of someone’s career. It was interesting and riveting through the whole thing. There wasn’t a lot of excess commentary. The video got to the punchline of each fight with a couple of good highlights and kept moving on kept things interesting I would say this is one of the most well done summariesthat I have seen in a long time

  • @bmdecker93
    @bmdecker93 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    Thanks for the upload. Lyoto is a legend and my all-time favorite fighter. Such an incredible career.

  • @LuizHenriqueMiranda
    @LuizHenriqueMiranda ปีที่แล้ว +561

    I'm from Belém, the same town Lyoto grew up. My younger brother wanted to learn Karate so we took him to the best karate academy, APAM Machida. Every day I took my brother there, and every day I saw little Lyoto stretching, training, and even assisting his father on training the starting belts. I was around 13, so Machida must have been 9 or 10 at the time and he was already a purple belt (two behind the black). I remember thinking to myself: this kid is going to be a karate legend one day. He ended up becoming much more.

    • @whoami8247
      @whoami8247 ปีที่แล้ว

      He wasn't born in Japan? Where is he from

    • @akrasiathekruzmachine2341
      @akrasiathekruzmachine2341 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      @@whoami8247 His father was born in Japan and moved to Brazil

    • @Denneeyboy
      @Denneeyboy ปีที่แล้ว +43

      @@whoami8247 did you not watch the video?

    • @whoami8247
      @whoami8247 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@Denneeyboy no.. Without volume, only fights

    • @markfitz5925
      @markfitz5925 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@whoami8247 I gather he was born in Brazil that's why they keep referring to him as a Brazilian. Sure he doesn't look full Japanese but maybe his mum was from Brazil maybe it explained it at the beginning who is good place to start for information.

  • @BobSmith-zq6gz
    @BobSmith-zq6gz ปีที่แล้ว +799

    Such respect for this man. He didn't climb his way to the UFC by fighting chumps. The list of opponents he faced, their credentials, and the venues (K1 is SUCH an amazing event!) really showed that he was for real.
    90% of the people he stepped into the ring with are people you end your career on after you've clawed your way up. But to him, they were just stepping stones.

    • @azza-in_this_day_and_age
      @azza-in_this_day_and_age ปีที่แล้ว +44

      agreed, within his cards are found the top tier fighters of his era. i remember most of this titles pinned him as the underdog, which made it all the more satisfying when he won.

    • @Hotep982
      @Hotep982 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Keep in mind during his prime this was when the matchmakers rarely gave good fighters trash cans to fight like they do now. Not even kidding go back and look at some of the mid card fights from the 2000s then compare it to a current fight card you'll see how crazy it is.

    • @ZoiusGM
      @ZoiusGM 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I won't deny he is an incredible fighter and won the UFC belt. However, after that, didn't he lose all the times against fighters *for* the belt?

    • @michaelfleming5999
      @michaelfleming5999 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I've always been a boxing fan and I still am. I may have watched 10 UFC matches in my life, mostly when it first started. If you didn't experience the first year of UFC. Try with all your might to find a way to watch the first 3 seasons the best from what my brother says. He was always a finesse fighter, me I love using my heavy hands but i like tobreak fingers, gouge an eye out, break a jaw with a knee and oh yeah, I don't care how as long as they lose and I win. That Was me now I can hardly walk and I can't open and close my hands. And I'm losing my memory. Moral of the story? Dont be a Mean like I was. Jesus Saved Me. Now, my fight with those demons is over. Jesus changed me and gave me Love, Peace and Joy . I'm I changed Man. When I tried to do it by hurting people to make the pain feel suppressed. It would work for an hour, a minute, or a second but then come back making me more angry. The Jesus
      Praise the Lord my chains are gone and I'm a slave to Sin and Guilt no more. There is therefore no Condemnation in those who are in Christ Jesus.
      In other words , if Jesus Christ is your Savior then no one, not even Satan, can hold what you've done in the past over you and keep from Heaven. You have been Forgiven :)

    • @Overclockthis
      @Overclockthis 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Lyoto and Silva are still two of my favorite fighters in the world. So much fun to watch.

  • @user-qw3en6bz4k
    @user-qw3en6bz4k 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Bro You ended the debate in my head intelligently. And I still learned something. Thanks.

  • @direstknight6697
    @direstknight6697 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    This man delivered justice to the spirit of Samurai , Respect 🙏

  • @majorphoto
    @majorphoto ปีที่แล้ว +676

    Lyoto Machida a true role model for the younger group coming up. A real class-act.

    • @iamatlantis1
      @iamatlantis1 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      he really was. I was laying down to go to sleep and couldnt because of how awesome his story is.

    • @harlock321
      @harlock321 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      Facts man. One of the classiest guys to step in the cage, he really gave off that samurai mentality

    • @gileadbot19
      @gileadbot19 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Indeed he is.

    • @vivelajonny
      @vivelajonny ปีที่แล้ว

      He drinks his piss every morning

    • @thedarksideoftheforce6658
      @thedarksideoftheforce6658 ปีที่แล้ว

      I'm going to smack the shit out of you for such a good comment.

  • @NourArt02
    @NourArt02 ปีที่แล้ว +1183

    He's got the Japanese discipline and the Brazilian toughness, the perfect combination for a martial artist

    • @grayfox1975
      @grayfox1975 ปีที่แล้ว +34

      There is no thing as brasilian toughness

    • @RelaxingNostalgia
      @RelaxingNostalgia ปีที่แล้ว +64

      ​@@grayfox1975 ?

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      Growing up in a tough place doesn't necessarily make you tougher in the ring.

    • @oprahs-v-card7991
      @oprahs-v-card7991 ปีที่แล้ว +59

      @@hb9145 you and @grayfox both sound like haters

    • @hb9145
      @hb9145 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      @@oprahs-v-card7991 Come on, now. I used to be a fighter, and I learned this: Biases about some people being especially tough in the ring based on country of origin or tough neighborhoods are utter BS. It's all about training and physical talent - and everyone can learn to take a punch.

  • @MNRCRTZ
    @MNRCRTZ 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Respectful and humble. Always a pleasure to watch his fights. This was an extremely well done summary of his career.

  • @cloventusg.2944
    @cloventusg.2944 ปีที่แล้ว +1014

    I knew of the dragon, but didn’t realize how deep his career was. This guy fought top level competition his whole life! What a legend.

    • @JamieReynolds89
      @JamieReynolds89 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Of course you didn't, you're a kid.

    • @Chroniknight
      @Chroniknight ปีที่แล้ว +42

      @@JamieReynolds89 bit of an assumption there no?

    • @giovanimontoya4517
      @giovanimontoya4517 ปีที่แล้ว

      Bit too much kids are that way

    • @JimMcBeam
      @JimMcBeam ปีที่แล้ว +2

      does someone know at what years this was?

    • @Megaalith
      @Megaalith ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Even on his way out, he never fought someone that wasn't bound to be great. I always consider Lyoto one of the greatest in UFC, he's my 2nd favorite behind Anderson Silva

  • @yasuynnuf1947
    @yasuynnuf1947 ปีที่แล้ว +785

    Man, Lyoto is a legend. I didn't know his career went so far back. I only caught the last 30% of it when he started losing. But after watching this video now I know he was an absolute legend. He beat some of the greatest of all time. Thanks for this video.

    • @juanmata5390
      @juanmata5390 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Going off today's logic he lost so he sucks he's not a legend

    • @smailmarroc7732
      @smailmarroc7732 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      @@juanmata5390 like.... what dude?

    • @housebrigade
      @housebrigade ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Check out pride fc. Some real warriors back then. Fedor, cro cop, kazushi sakuraba, wanderli Silva and many more

    • @Cheesusrice69222
      @Cheesusrice69222 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@smailmarroc7732 your just a casual bro. Machida lost cause he always fought scrubs tehe

    • @nativeamerican7230
      @nativeamerican7230 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I Like Your Honesty , Unlike Most people on TH-cam

  • @OutdoorsHandbook
    @OutdoorsHandbook 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    This man brings honor, respect and heart into every match. I love his heart and character. Inspiring.

  • @usifnabil8111
    @usifnabil8111 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    being humble is the biggest flex you can have

  • @adamfreeman2348
    @adamfreeman2348 ปีที่แล้ว +1205

    His restraint used against his team mate gets my greatest respect. One kick and the guy was down. Rather than jumping on the guy and battering an almost unconscious man like some nutters do, he paused and left it there. Hats off to his humanity. 🙏

    • @IgnacioAguilarToledo
      @IgnacioAguilarToledo ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Exactly

    • @badnoodlez
      @badnoodlez ปีที่แล้ว +47

      Yeah I love his control. Gives him that humble swagger.

    • @MoneyStrategiesSOULutions
      @MoneyStrategiesSOULutions ปีที่แล้ว +3

      true!

    • @JB-uu2oj
      @JB-uu2oj ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @Ralph Reilly Douche

    • @hurmur9528
      @hurmur9528 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      Yes but how the hell could that be a part of this culture to just pommel on a man down. I fucking hate that.

  • @hennycorn323
    @hennycorn323 ปีที่แล้ว +653

    I have so much respect for him after watching this. Just the way he literally pauses after striking his opponent hard enough that he sees them dazed & knows if he needs to continue striking or that's enough & will not strike them again. He had so much respect for each & everyone of his opponents whether he won or loss. An showed the upmost respect to his opponent when he did lose. Would've been an honor to watch him live!!!

    • @meltednostrilsbornwithoutn781
      @meltednostrilsbornwithoutn781 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Typical Respectfulness of Japanese culture.

    • @jalenikezeue4114
      @jalenikezeue4114 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      🇧🇷🥋Lyoto Machida The Real Karate kid 🤜🏻

    • @Dakeyras83
      @Dakeyras83 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      What? He jumped on dude face...

    • @ChrisHarmon1
      @ChrisHarmon1 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@meltednostrilsbornwithoutn781 Older I get the more I respect them.

    • @meltednostrilsbornwithoutn781
      @meltednostrilsbornwithoutn781 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@ChrisHarmon1 Yeah it's unfortunate in America we only mock their culture... But there really is a lot to admire and that can be learned from it. As opposed to other cultures which are braggadocios and arrogant.

  • @ofaux3282
    @ofaux3282 ปีที่แล้ว +671

    No one can remain undefeated so long as they continue to fight. Machida to me, in his moment, was such a class act, displayed impeccable timing and was respectful. He won most of his fights due to finesse moves, superior timing and showed great restraint in many fight-ending moments. When you study his loses, for the most part, he doesn’t lose anything in terms of his legacy. A true gentleman.

    • @bobsterclause342
      @bobsterclause342 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      The guy went to a legitimate deadly ballette dogo.

    • @shubhams1776
      @shubhams1776 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Khabib laughing in the corner

    • @RealAkumaryu
      @RealAkumaryu ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Amen!

    • @b01tact10n
      @b01tact10n ปีที่แล้ว +3

      My cousin religiously follows this martial artists career👍👍 He is one amazing fighter, I have much respect for his style and how he treats his opponents is very honorable.

    • @rjasontwenty1099
      @rjasontwenty1099 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      comes a time, when another one will be stronger than you...always...

  • @michaeltriptow6877
    @michaeltriptow6877 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    When you fight somebody, whether you win or lose, their is a great respect for your opponents after the fights are done and everyone walks away alive. Huge respect.

  • @johnnyjamesdiamond7128
    @johnnyjamesdiamond7128 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I truly respect this guy I haven't ever heard of him until right now I love him wish the best success to him and value everything he has done

  • @ninji522
    @ninji522 ปีที่แล้ว +769

    As a traditional martial artist his run was more than fun to watch, it was vindication. He's still my favorite fighter of all time, from his almost video game level skills to the way he carried himself, absolute legend.

    • @michaelj1552
      @michaelj1552 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Hell yeah man he was my favorite fighter also

    • @marvelcomiks8078
      @marvelcomiks8078 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      According to Bruce Lee, to defeat a Karate champion you need Jeet Kune Do, and to defeat a Jeet Kune Do you need Kung Fu. Problem is the true Masters of Kung Fu are always hidden (because they are not interested in winning fights to prove themselves). Even the Chinese themselves have difficulty finding these Masters. Jet Li is likely the only prominent and famous disciple of some these Masters but very very rarely do you see them coming out.

    • @BigUriel
      @BigUriel ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@marvelcomiks8078 You've been watching too many films and starting to think that shit is real.
      There's an MMA fighter in China that's become a social pariah because he goes around challenging these "Kung Fu masters" and promptly knocking them out in a matter of seconds. He can't get them to come out and fight him any more because they're all scared shitless of being publicly humiliated and their teachings proven bullshido.

    • @maffimukshukran9369
      @maffimukshukran9369 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      As a plumber, he was a neat fighter to watch.

    • @marvelcomiks8078
      @marvelcomiks8078 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@BigUriel You can continue to believe in that delusion. The Masters are not interested in proving you wrong because there is no end to this. If the Master(s) appear and defeat this dumb MMA fighter, he will either become desperate or give up hope in his life. And others will come forth to challenge them, it never ends. So yeah, consider yourself the best...if it makes you feel good about yourself. That is what we want for you.

  • @endlessvoid4278
    @endlessvoid4278 ปีที่แล้ว +354

    Much respect to Rampage because he knew he had gotten beaten ,and didn't agree with them letting him win. Good guy ,and real man. Good fighter as well!

    • @harrydavey9884
      @harrydavey9884 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      Rampage was a fucking legend, Yeah. Just a real dude.

    • @rogerc23
      @rogerc23 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Yeah it takes some balls to just tell the truth in those situations. For instance I just rewatched McGregor Mayweather. Conor was basically taken to school the whole match, like most who fought Mayweather, and especially the last couple of rounds he was getting rocked. Yet when the the referee Byrd finally put him out of his misery and called it, McGregor get saying it was early. What a jackass.

    • @ZiggyGood
      @ZiggyGood ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@rogerc23 damn all that was useless

    • @glennpinto4053
      @glennpinto4053 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@rogerc23 that was an exhibition fight to generate money, no way you are taking it seriously lmao.

  • @LifeInspireFusion
    @LifeInspireFusion 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I never watch such a long video max 10 or 15 mins 'cept movies but this time I was glued till the end. Your nararative was as powerfol as the heroics of Machida !

  • @andrewverrett568
    @andrewverrett568 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    His father should be very proud that his son made an entire generation respect and admire karate again.

  • @TheHotSauce1
    @TheHotSauce1 ปีที่แล้ว +777

    Lyoto Machida is my favourite UFC fighter of all time. Once stopped fighting, the sport just lost a lot of its magic for me. Lyoto was so incredible. An unorthodox fighter with insane precision and timing, his fights were always unpredictable. A true legend in my eyes. And most of all, a true gentleman

    • @sameerkamath1239
      @sameerkamath1239 ปีที่แล้ว +26

      beautiful comment

    • @Slappyhorse
      @Slappyhorse 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +10

      i feel like that whole generation of ufc fighters were so entertaining and so much fun to watch. doesnt hit the same as it used to

    • @dopewarszh6429
      @dopewarszh6429 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      WSKF is all about timing and precission. All do semi contact the art is real :)

    • @ItsKyleMang
      @ItsKyleMang 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Me too.

    • @AbuGoldstein
      @AbuGoldstein 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Magic + orthodox = Weak

  • @richhillyer3448
    @richhillyer3448 ปีที่แล้ว +655

    I've never even heard of this guy before. He's a role model for anyone serious about reaching one's goals. What an incredible story, what an incredible life. I'm 63 years old, and I just got a new hero.

    • @guilhermecabral4578
      @guilhermecabral4578 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      See his body,no anabolic at all,just like our body,most fighters are mutch diferent.

    • @briancrawford7886
      @briancrawford7886 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      I am 64 and I am now a super fan. What a proud, gracious and humble warrior!

    • @ukestudio3002
      @ukestudio3002 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      Hard to believe you never heard of him..

    • @DhirajKumar-gh2px
      @DhirajKumar-gh2px ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@briancrawford7886 yeah brian. Be good blessing from India..
      S yeah

    • @kingoscar5447
      @kingoscar5447 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      That's so crazy to me, and it reminds me that im old lmfao
      . Machida was huge way back, along with anderson silva. He kind of disappeared though so it makes sense younger fans never heard of him.

  • @sehvendusk6612
    @sehvendusk6612 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    The legends this dude had to go through is insane! I love his snappy left counter its so fast and precise.

  • @dilipdivecha
    @dilipdivecha 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Stumbled on this video. Fantastic story of being mentally and phsically strong.

  • @simonloi6929
    @simonloi6929 ปีที่แล้ว +293

    He has nothing to prove any more. What a great achievement. In competition until the age of 44. Great respect to him

  • @richc.3100
    @richc.3100 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Classy, smart, and tough. That’s a wicked trifecta.

    • @brahmburgers
      @brahmburgers 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Royce Gracie has a great quote. After winning a few in a row, and always being smaller than his opponents, the announcer asked him, "How come you're so good?" Royce's response, with a straight face, "I don't like being hit."

  • @halfashine6348
    @halfashine6348 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    lyota is the type of huy you want running the security for your compound. he is loyal, quick witted and deadly. he just seems like he would be a good teacher and father/husband. hats off to ya my guy

  • @1985Seraphim
    @1985Seraphim ปีที่แล้ว +139

    One of the greatest fighters of all time and I loved this documentary of The Dragon, Lyoto Machida.

  • @albertw251
    @albertw251 ปีที่แล้ว +454

    Mad respect for Lyoto Machida. Amazing martial artist. He keeps it humble and honorable. Made no excuses for losing. Class act period. Would have loved to learned karate from him back in the day...

    • @markbaker5599
      @markbaker5599 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      I know someone who works in the industry. Says he's a super nice guy.

    • @JamieReynolds89
      @JamieReynolds89 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      whats a ''act period''??

    • @rbae
      @rbae ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@JamieReynolds89 a "class act" is someone who carries out their job/duties honorably and with humility, and "period" is typically used as an emphatic remark to indicate a lack of evidence or need for a contrarian's argument - if you're a foreigner and would like more explanation, I'd be happy to oblige

    • @ViolosD2I
      @ViolosD2I ปีที่แล้ว +3

      That's how proper japanese Karate is taught - with the philosophy. Which is why the father's objections to making a show of it were natural.
      And why, if you come from there, fighters from other disciplines often seem like puffed up idiots. :p
      On the other hand that is also why it has the (not unreasonable) reputation to be less practical in a MMA setting. But he showed that with a few additions (mostly grappling) it can be very viable.

    • @Megaalith
      @Megaalith ปีที่แล้ว +1

      He is one of the few UFC fighters that embodied traditional martial arts, from skill set to philosophy. Every fighter around now is basically just the cockiest dude in the hood now.

  • @davepatois297
    @davepatois297 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    What a balanced fighter, punches, kicks, ground game, precision and power, he embodies his dedication to the sport and the spirit of martial arts
    .

  • @KonstantinOrekhov
    @KonstantinOrekhov 25 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    Full respect!
    "No metter what style you have, if you develope it to perfection"

  • @brandonbernal9496
    @brandonbernal9496 ปีที่แล้ว +122

    Even his losses felt like wins because he always pushed to be better. Never settled. What a warrior

    • @jackmomma7481
      @jackmomma7481 ปีที่แล้ว

      That sound like a sort of reverse version of how Bruce Lee would effortlessly kick 3 dude's asses, and then while having them incapacitated, he would "school" each of his adversaries teaching them a lesson.
      With Lyoto, we see him doing that with himself. But just as his father preached, "Above all, you must learn to beat yourself..." so, it makes a lot of sense from that perspective, alone

  • @georgewilkie3580
    @georgewilkie3580 ปีที่แล้ว +594

    Being a Shotokan Karate-Do Sensei most of my 77 Years, the value of Karate to me has been priceless. I believe Karate especialy helped me while I served with the US Army in Vietnam (505th PIR 82nd Airborne Division). I sincerely Thank Mr. Layoto Machida, and his outstanding Father, Sensei Machida, for upholding the honor, and highest Traditions of Shotokan, and all other traditional Karate Ryu (Styles). Again, my heartfelt Thank You to the great Machida Family. Domo Arigato Gozaimashita. Osu!

    • @chrislumbert7892
      @chrislumbert7892 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Wow

    • @chrislumbert7892
      @chrislumbert7892 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      That is so cool ! Thank you for serving the country and I would love to learn martial arts under your leadership

    • @mrinmoychatterjee2012
      @mrinmoychatterjee2012 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Oss Sensei as a SHOTOKAN KARATE ka I realy feel special now , that if i practice hard i will do anything

    • @Paul-uv6mb
      @Paul-uv6mb ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Karate is not fighting sport but more sport for show, machida if you see is not used karate,look he's style.

    • @shanghunter7697
      @shanghunter7697 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@Paul-uv6mb You meant to say "traditional" karate "is not fighting sport" as you say.

  • @LDRxFall3n
    @LDRxFall3n หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    7:33 that flying face stomp, peak performance right there 🤣

  • @embracedmadness
    @embracedmadness 5 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Great content, thank you

  • @Trenasist
    @Trenasist ปีที่แล้ว +169

    "Persist, because adversaries will be there along the entire way. Not only in your competition, but in your life.
    Sometimes it seems like you're not going to make it, but you keep going. That's the warrior's way"
    More words to live by ♥

    • @stephenhensley5631
      @stephenhensley5631 ปีที่แล้ว

      Like Ukraine !

    • @waynemacomson6448
      @waynemacomson6448 ปีที่แล้ว

      Persist might better be said "gently insist". It is the gentle pressure that causes all to yield.

  • @golputer1
    @golputer1 ปีที่แล้ว +178

    I love that Machida sticks to his Shotokan roots every chance he got, with the distinct deep stances, long range offense, kime (explosive attacks) and fast triangle footwork. Classic shotokan. Not to mention keeping karate manners on and off the tatami. The humility, no trash talking, bowing and even getting into a seiza (sit on the floor) and bowing when he knocked out his opponents. A true Shotokan Tiger (or Dragon - as he calls himself). I’m also moved to see GSP & Wonderboy always observe karate manners, be humble and respectful to their opponents too. The three always keep their integrity. The Dojo Kun is their way of life.

  • @kevincorso9757
    @kevincorso9757 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    one of my all time favorites, always fun to watch and admired the way he carried himself 🙇‍♂

  • @eddierocksteady
    @eddierocksteady 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Such a classy fighter. We need more fighters like him. True modern day samurai. Thanks for everything Lyoto!

  • @in2atving
    @in2atving ปีที่แล้ว +226

    I remember him bringing Karate to the cage. I remember enjoying how successful he was against odds. He's been a fantastic contributor to decades of watching this sport. Your video was a joy to watch. Thank you for putting this all together.

    • @bobbybrydowndicker2027
      @bobbybrydowndicker2027 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Ummm...yeah although an extreamly talented practishoner !HE DID NOT BRING KARATE TO THE UFC!!! NOT BY A LONG SHOT... THE ONE AND ONLY, TRUE G.O.A.T!!!!!! GSP WAS USING THE TEACHINGS OF MR.MIOGI LONG BEFORE LYOTOS ARRIVAL! AND STILL EVEN HE WASNT RESPONSIBLE FOR BRINGING KARATE TO THE CAGE!

    • @esso0527
      @esso0527 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Wasn't the Ice Man, Chuck Liddel a karate practitioner as well?

    • @jonyhyder6506
      @jonyhyder6506 ปีที่แล้ว

      His fighting style wont work in todays ufc.

    • @geoffsmith76
      @geoffsmith76 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@esso0527 You mean the guy with the word “Kenpo” tattooed on him?

  • @Joseph-R
    @Joseph-R ปีที่แล้ว +97

    Machida was one of the greatest to ever do it no doubt. He also has something special which is hard to find these days - humbleness, grace, respect. A real champion in my book.

  • @Bones6987
    @Bones6987 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Probably the most respectful and respected man who ever stepped into the octagon

  • @GladeEver-zc5qr
    @GladeEver-zc5qr 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Never heard him trash talk his opponents. Such a respectful humble man.

  • @7empestTv
    @7empestTv ปีที่แล้ว +203

    My favorite fighter of all time. None come close. Much respect for this legend.

    • @RemingtonSteel
      @RemingtonSteel ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Same. He gave Jon Jones his first round he ever lost up until then

    • @jpablo64
      @jpablo64 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Saint pierre

    • @vivelajonny
      @vivelajonny ปีที่แล้ว

      He drinks his piss every morning

    • @neuropunk4846
      @neuropunk4846 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Are you Brasilian ?
      I"m Brasilain and He is my fighter favorite too !

    • @premix3663
      @premix3663 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      gsp????

  • @PicklesAndPizza
    @PicklesAndPizza ปีที่แล้ว +134

    “Sometimes it doesnt seem that youre going to make it but, you keep going that is the warriors way” - Lyoto Machida

    • @biohead66
      @biohead66 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Good advice as long as you're not a gambler or a serial killer.

    • @AR-rg2en
      @AR-rg2en ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@biohead66 😂

  • @jeffmclearen1421
    @jeffmclearen1421 12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This guys story is amazing. Much respect for this fighter!

  • @intelligence0321
    @intelligence0321 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Humble & respectful fighter. Wasn't cocky and applied himself. How could anyone not like this guy?

  • @charlyspade4943
    @charlyspade4943 ปีที่แล้ว +95

    Lyoto Machida is an excellent fighter, disciplined, focused, makes perfect adjustments and is well prepared to fight anyone. He's had a great example and teacher, his father to guide him along the way. He made a solid decision that paid off and proved that traditional martial arts can still be very effective when applied properly even when he had to go against his sensei and father's advice. But what I like the most about this fighter, this man, is his humbleness and overall respect for others. I could honestly say that Lyoto Machida is my all time favorite fighter. Continued success and blessings to you Brazilian Dragon!

    • @ingvarz7468
      @ingvarz7468 ปีที่แล้ว

      There’s a new champ in town.. Servey Pavlovich

    • @incognitivedistortion8800
      @incognitivedistortion8800 ปีที่แล้ว

      To be honest Lyoto does keep tradition for the most part but he did actually change his karate a little bit. He had to make adjustments and leave some things out in order for it to work in the octagon. The same way Muai Thai had to be changed because nobody goes into MMA using the traditional muai thai stance, it had to be changed.

    • @davidchang8428
      @davidchang8428 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Machida did it the old fashioned way: he earned it. Every single day, starting at 5am with his father.

    • @alexshatner3907
      @alexshatner3907 ปีที่แล้ว

      I had a good friend who was as good as Machida, went to a certain part of Mexico, Culiacan Sinaloa to be exact, on vacation, and started showing his moves and skills. The Drug cartels took it as if he was mocking them, the next day, The Martial Arts Master was found decapitated and hanging from a bridge, RIP to my best friend. The lesson learned is that no matter how tuff someone is, or thinks he is, one is still fragile and mortal.

  • @kermitthehuman
    @kermitthehuman ปีที่แล้ว +313

    I got into MMA a little late, so I unfortunately saw the decline in his career... Through videos like this, and others, ive realized just how incredible he had been. Love his respect and drive in his fights.

    • @johnstover4584
      @johnstover4584 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Watch him when he beat Stephen Bonnar and Rich Franklin overseas. Or Vernon Tiger white in WFA.

    • @user-en6um1kn2j
      @user-en6um1kn2j 11 หลายเดือนก่อน

      so sick@@johnstover4584

  • @AlmostEthical
    @AlmostEthical 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    His sportsmanship and respect for his opponents are refreshing

  • @brianfrost7376
    @brianfrost7376 28 วันที่ผ่านมา +1

    A true warrior- possibly the best ever, because of his comprehensive skill, technique, discipline and adherence to the codes of behavior, and respect for his opponents!

  • @vKNockz
    @vKNockz ปีที่แล้ว +23

    The bows after his ko’s is prolly the coldest but most respectful celebration 🥶

    • @earthlingx5267
      @earthlingx5267 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      true. Like saying you have fought well brave warrior now rest.

  • @GinkgoPete
    @GinkgoPete ปีที่แล้ว +172

    Machida was truly one of the best to ever do it. He fought everyone that was a name during his time and destroyed some of them with highlight worthy finishes.
    Old Man Machida losing to rising contenders shouldnt be held against him.
    Always respectful and disciplined!

    • @alexshatner3907
      @alexshatner3907 ปีที่แล้ว

      I had a good friend who was as good as Machida, with 20 years of Shotokan under his belt, went to Mexico, Culiacan Sinaloa to be exact, on vacation, and started showing his moves and skills. The Drug cartels took it as if he was mocking them, the next day, The Martial Arts Master was found decapitated and hanging from a bridge, RIP to my best friend. The lesson learned is that no matter how tuff someone is, or thinks he is, one is still fragile and mortal.

  • @PWizz91
    @PWizz91 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Really enjoyed watching this guys story.. what a warrior!

  • @laxlyfters8695
    @laxlyfters8695 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    It was awesome of his Father to support his son even though he did not understand his style he was humble enough to find a legendary master to mentor him.

  • @bigwavedave2655
    @bigwavedave2655 ปีที่แล้ว +77

    Probably my favorite documentary of an MMA fighters career to date. I always liked Machida but didn’t realize what a legendary fighter he was. Absolute class act. A true role model. Very well put together video

  • @jacksonvreal_904
    @jacksonvreal_904 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    GREAT video. Amazing fighter and person. Major respect, love and admiration for Lyoto!

  • @AtwnGaming-be7bd
    @AtwnGaming-be7bd 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    honestly one hell of a story glad I watched this.

  • @wolfenstien13
    @wolfenstien13 ปีที่แล้ว +229

    I will always remember Lyoto for his kicks. They honestly look like a simple tap that sent people to the ground.

    • @Physics072
      @Physics072 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      I can only imagine what dishonestly they would look like.

    • @jandipopo_art2012
      @jandipopo_art2012 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      that simple tap to the head hurts btw. his precision is just amazing. so it may not look like a wild strike but its enough, a true master

    • @aviraljanveja5155
      @aviraljanveja5155 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      It is a traditional snap kick to the head. just how a snapping whipping punch hurts more than a push punch.

    • @vikinglife6316
      @vikinglife6316 ปีที่แล้ว

      Apparently he is still going to fight at 43 years old.

    • @philliph8991
      @philliph8991 ปีที่แล้ว

      Crocop was the best tho. As far as leg kicks go

  • @bobbongx8785
    @bobbongx8785 ปีที่แล้ว +345

    The man that proved karate could be efficient against mma. WHAT A LIVING LEGEND.

    • @oxcide5888
      @oxcide5888 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      Not against, IN mma

    • @montazownianr1
      @montazownianr1 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@oxcide5888 Against Mixed martial Arts... btw. one guy means nothing

    • @JohnDoe-mp1yn
      @JohnDoe-mp1yn ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@montazownianr1 GSP

    • @katbat2379
      @katbat2379 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      @@montazownianr1 Don't blame the art, blame the artist.

    • @jakehalle3697
      @jakehalle3697 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      @@montazownianr1 it does mean something cause he proved that karate i ls effective in mma

  • @kowalityjesus
    @kowalityjesus 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

    great video, thanks so much guys

  • @martinpidhany8278
    @martinpidhany8278 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Humility and respect to his art and his opponents. Traits to be admired. A true gentleman
    Warrior.

  • @angelocadena7094
    @angelocadena7094 ปีที่แล้ว +35

    lyoto is a class act. and a personal hero of mine. in a world of badass, he was humble and honorable. a modern world samurai. love and respects from 🇵🇭

    • @alexshatner3907
      @alexshatner3907 ปีที่แล้ว

      I had a good friend who was as good as Machida, with 20 years of Shotokan under his belt, went to Mexico, on vacation, and started showing his moves and skills, as some athletes tend to stretch, pose, and kick at the beach. The Drug cartels took it as if he was mocking them, so the next day, the Martial Arts Master was found decapitated, dismembered, and hanging from a bridge, RIP to my best friend. The lesson learned is that no matter how tuff someone is, or thinks he is, no one is invincible. One is still, flesh and bone, fragile and mortal.

  • @badplayer5880
    @badplayer5880 ปีที่แล้ว +111

    He was a striker and a grappler combined. Legend. His Karate and his fathers teachings helped him so much because it made him such a defensive fighter and shined for his counters.

    • @badnoodlez
      @badnoodlez ปีที่แล้ว +1

      The best offense is defense... because fuckin counters.

  • @darkraven178
    @darkraven178 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Really nice account of him i leaned towards tkd shoto and kenpo way back before mma it is usually underated but saved my life more than once outside the dojo

  • @mattmiles8474
    @mattmiles8474 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    A humble, persevering champion 🏆

  • @SteveWeltman
    @SteveWeltman ปีที่แล้ว +232

    Out of the ring, one of the coolest nicest guys ever. I've met him a couple of times. Always has time for everyone and smiling. I feel like I am more informed about Lyoto's career now. Thank you for posting this. I really enjoyed the watch.

    • @sheikhfazaa3816
      @sheikhfazaa3816 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      May the peace of Allah be with you

  • @Meet_Me_In_The_Pit
    @Meet_Me_In_The_Pit ปีที่แล้ว +160

    He was great...a very respectful fighter as well as a human being outside of fighting ..I met him in Vegas after a fight in 2013... Very nice guy

    • @leelunk8235
      @leelunk8235 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      NOT LIKE DOUCHEBAG CONOR MCNUGGET, TOTAL OPPOSITE

    • @Meet_Me_In_The_Pit
      @Meet_Me_In_The_Pit ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@leelunk8235 I've met several fighters thru my travels of actually going to big card fights and I gotta say lyoto and Vitor Belfort would literally give u the shirt off there back...nicest guys I've ever met

    • @leelunk8235
      @leelunk8235 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Meet_Me_In_The_Pit I AGREE, HEARD THE STORY OF VITOR'S SISTER,. IT'S SO SAD

    • @stfuplsok
      @stfuplsok ปีที่แล้ว

      @@Meet_Me_In_The_Pit *their

  • @aldousorwell8030
    @aldousorwell8030 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great Video, thank you!