I did an evaluation of everything that he used to train and asked for a complete blood analysis to rate from the beginning up to the close of the fight and after that I set a periodization of cycles focusing on the physical qualities that needed to be improved. So I worked on force, power and ability. Before taking the physical preparation seriously, Lyoto used to attack and the opponent came through it. Now you see Lyoto hitting the opponents they are knocked down or back off him. But we still have to much to work on. Lyoto is very disciplined. The big deal is the recovery. The coach and the whole team has to exchange ideas to respect the periodization between trainings and recovery.
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida's strength and conditioning coach Eduardo Lisboa talks to Fighter's Only about the scientific approach to "The Dragon's" seemingly invincible style that has led him to a perfect 15-0 record. Has the Brazilian Karate master and his fight team found the perfect regimen for becoming the perfect fighter? Or is Machida just that damn good? Opinions please.