For those of you still trying to figure out a way to look forward to Rashad Evans vs Lyoto Machida, here’s the super rainbows up your ass approach as demonstrated by Machida’s manager Ed Soares:
How often in our sport can we see two fighters in their prime, both undefeated, challenging for the UFC’s most coveted title? “I don’t think well ever witness this sort of fight again,” said Ed Soares regarding the main event of UFC 98, headlined by challenger Lyoto Machida and light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.
Though neither Evans nor Machida have garnered the sort of star power of a Chuck Liddell or Randy Couture, Soares feels as though this is a bout that will impact the sport’s history in a way that will possibly never be seen again on the big stage. “I think this may the first and only time we see something of this magnitude in the type of show that the UFC is. Yeah, you might see two people undefeated in the smaller shows, but for a UFC light heavyweight title, an undefeated champion versus an undefeated challenger, when are we ever going to see that again?”
“I don’t think it’s going to go to a decision; I don’t think it’s going to go to the score cards,” proclaims Soares. “I think this is one of those specialty fights that people should get interested in because this fight, technically, should be one of the biggest fights ever in UFC history.”
Keep in mind that Ed Soares has also been on the road defending Anderson Silva’s last garbage fight, so he’s had some experience polishing turds so they seem to shine.