Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida displayed his inner Daniel Larusso in his latest Instagram video.
Machida recreated the famous crane-kick scene from the original 1984 Karate Kid film. This time, the bad guy was played by current UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. Although this post caused many laughs, Machida has in fact successfully utilized the crane-kick technique inside the Octagon. Back in April, 2011, Machida knocked out former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture with a crane-kick. That night, the Karate-Kid-like technique earned the former champion and extra $50,000
You can watch both Machida’s video and the original crane-kick scene from Karate Kid here:
Size doesn’t matter, the importance is technique!lol @werdum @speedofsport @chinzomachida Não importa o tamanho o que vale é a técnica.Mostre para um amigo como se derruba um campeão. #karatekid #miyagui #machidakarate
A video posted by Lyoto Machida (@lyotomachidafw) on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:37am PST
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