Lyoto Machida's next bout will be unlike any he's had before

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Having lost four of his last seven fight, Lyoto Machida (left) needs to start reasserting himself.

Having lost four of his last seven fight, Lyoto Machida (left) needs to start reasserting himself.

Even with his dance partner being a friend? This is not entirely unprecedented for Machida. He did face his older brother, Chinzô, in a karate tournament in Brazil. But that experience won't make this weekend any more pleasant. "It's very weird for me to face my friend Muñoz, but that is a part of my job," said Lyoto. "I have to face this as a professional. We're both professionals. And after our fight we're going to be friends again. We're always friends."