Following a two-week stint in California training with Cain Velasquez, the new UFC heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida returned home to Belém do Pará in Brazil, where he is surrounded by hard-hitting training partners.
Along with his father, Yoshizo, and brother Chinzo, the former UFC champion is now training with Glover Teixeira, Pedro Rizzo and boxing coach Ulisses Pereira at Machida academy.
The Lyoto-Quinton “Rampage” Jackson matchup is set for November 20.
“They will stay until November 7. On the 15th I’ll head to the USA,” relates Machida.
Between one punch-packed training session and another (like yesterday, for example), Lyoto, Rizzo, and Glover work on strength and explosiveness.
Still unable to return to fighting in the U.S. because of his visa, Glover Teixeira will fight for the MFC belt November in Canada against Ryan Jimmo, while Rizzo is set to face Tim Sylvia in February 2011.
“I returned to training two weeks ago,” says Rizzo.