Lyoto Machida trains with Steven Seagal

Just like his teammate Anderson Silva, Lyoto Machida trains with 7th degree Aikido black belt and action movie star Steven Segal. Now Steven Seagal’s philosophy when it comes to fighting is that its to the death. If he’s in a fight with you, he is in it to kill you or at the very least incapacitate you so that you will never be able to bother him again. Period.

Not sure how well that kind of training translates into the MMA cage. Maybe its more of the attitude – winning at all costs – that Machida is picking up on.

It’s an interesting insight into what a fighter needs, what he seeks out before a match to give him the edge to win.

Lyoto Machida Training Video for his Next Fight

We’re not sure if this is supposed to make us believe that Lyoto Machida can beat Quinton Rampage Jackson at UFC 123. He pushes some weights, he does some striking – meh.

Both Jackson and Machida have knock out power. They can turn each other’s lights out. But really, its going to come down to who wants it more – and at this point we’d have to give that edge to Machida. Jackson’s lack luster media-ing lately shows that he’s not having much fun anymore. That’s telling.

All that – and the current betting line is favoring Machida at -260.