Q&A with Machida's martial arts master: his father
Saturday in Las Vegas,
The 30-year-old Brazilian, undefeated in 14 professional mixed martial arts contests, won't need to look further than his corner for inspiration. Standing there, as he has every step of the way in a life rooted in the Samurai mindset and principles of Shotokan karate, will be Lyoto's 63-year-old Japanese father and martial arts master
Speaking on the eve of the most important fight of his son's impressive career, the Machida family patriarch shared his philosophies on martial arts as well as his strong belief in family and son, whose karate-influenced style has made him one of the most unique -- and criticized -- fighters in MMA today.