UFC’s Lyoto Machida eyes growth of academy, evolution of mixed martial arts

While former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida is currently focused on regaining his championship belt, he’s also looking to his own future after fighting, as well as the development of the sport of mixed martial arts.

Machida hopes to one day bring his family’s style of martial arts to the U.S., and he also hope to see some changes made in the structure of MMA.

MMAjunkie.com recently spoke with former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida at his family’s Academia APAM Machida in BelĂ©m, Brazil. In the second of a two-part conversation with Machida, “The Dragon” discusses what he sees as the future of his family’s mission, as well as how the sport of MMA should handle the challenges of PEDs, fighter compensation and more.

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