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Lyoto Machida takes no joy in retiring 'legend' Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

Posted On: Jun 15, 2019   |   Posted By: MMAjunkie

Lyoto Machida takes no joy in retiring 'legend' Chael Sonnen at Bellator 222

NEW YORK - Lyoto Machida appears to have a knack for retiring opponents. Chael Sonnen 's announcement after Bellator 222 marked the third time someone has walked away from the sport after being knocked out by “The Dragon.”
Machida , the former UFC champion, earned a second-round TKO of Sonnen in Friday's co-headliner. at Madison Square Garden. Following the fight, Sonnen left his gloves in the center of the cage and said his time participating in active competition was officially over .
Sonnen joins Randy Couture and Vitor Belfort as fighters who have announced their retirement after losing to the Brazilian, but Machida said it's not something he relishes. He doesn't take pride in ending someone's career, but instead views it in a more positive light.
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