“It’s not easy to land a kick like that”- Lyoto Machida is amazed by Michael Chandler’s head kick knockout of Tony Ferguson

Lyoto Machida is amazed by Michael Chandler's knockout of Tony Ferguson at UFC 274 and says that kick was not easy to land at all.

Michael Chandler vs Tony Ferguson
Michael Chandler lands a picture perfect front-kick over Tony Ferguson

Lyoto Machida gives his take on Michael Chandler’s knockout of Tony Ferguson! UFC 274 went down last weekend and it was one entertaining fight event. The event took place at the Foot Print Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, and was fully packed.

The PPV was headlined by two title bouts in the lightweight and strawweight division and yet a fight on the undercard had all the eyes on it. Tony Ferguson made his return to the octagon at UFC 274 against Michael Chandler and it was one of the most anticipated fights of the night.

Tony was coming off a loss to Beneil Dariush in 2021 and was set to take on the electric Michael Chandler. Despite the return of Ferguson, it was not a pleasant evening for the fans of El Cucuy. He was brutally knocked out with a high kick to the face which put him out cold.

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Lyoto Machida points out the true beauty of Mixed Martial Arts

Lyoto Machida Ryan Bader
Lyoto Machida vs Ryan Bader

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida is still competing but he’s on a bitter end in his career, he watched UFC 274, and he was more than impressed with Chandler’s knockout. Talking to MMA Fighting, he said, “I’m the type of guy that sees the martial arts in a global way. ‘Oh, this mae geri, this front kick had no technique, he kicked from down up.’ Did it work? It did. If it worked, it’s good.”

He added, “We tend to diminish (other fighters). It’s not easy to land a kick like that. ‘If his feet was like that, or his knee was a bit bent.’ I don’t care. What matters to me is how effective it was. I’m going out to hunt and I have the best weapon, but I wasn’t effective, what’s the point? My weapon isn’t that good, but I went there and killed the animal? That means I was effective, that I did it well.”

“Martial arts, like the name says, is art. And like art, anything can come from it. You look at a painting from Leonardo da Vinci and sometimes you don’t see beauty, but someone with more sensibility than you will be able to see something there. ‘This is so beautiful, look at what this person thought.’” Machida added.

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