Karate Is Back! Or Is It?

Karate was a joke until Lyoto Machida put the UFC’s best to sleep with it.

Karate was a joke until Lyoto Machida put the UFC’s best to sleep with it.

Moments after Lyoto Machida knocked out Rashad Evans for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship Machida shouted, “Karate is back!” and I could already see loads of MMA t-shirts stamped with his newly coined catchphrase.  Here we are all these months later and still no “Karate Is Back” t-shirts.  With all the MMA style shirts floating around why isn’t Machida’s proclamation for karate not getting any play?  Where’s the commercial with Machida and Ralph Macchio endorsing the shirt manufacturer who would pick this great idea up?  I am a sucker for screen printed t-shirts and I know this would work regardless of the likely backlash for its corny message.  Machida makes a great point though and the fact that the reigning UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre is seeking Machida’s help with his own karate says it all.  When the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world is looking to polish up his karate then I’d say it’s safe to say Machida is right.  Now I just want to say: I…want…my…damn…t-shirt!

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