Sadly, Machida vs. Mousasi bout has been overshadowed

Friday February 14th, 2014
Lyoto Machida, left, and Gegard Mousasi will be the featured combatants Saturday in Brazil.
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But probably not. These fighters are well aware that it's not simply a "W" that gets you ahead in the UFC. You've got to add some "ow!" and turn it into a "Wow!" Wouldn't it be a treat to see two fighters with such skillful hands move willingly and courageously into each other's firing range? We're overdue for such engagement, after having to withstand such an uneventful off week.

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