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Machete’s new fight approach

After his last fight, Marco “Machete” Viedas was looking for ways to improve his fight game so he wouldn’t find himself on the losing end again.

Viedas lost his last fight against Tylor Nicholson by a rear naked choke and it was his first loss of his MMA career. For Machete, it was a loss that he wasn’t expecting and he’s looking to come back better than the last time.

“It was a tough loss but I’ve learned a lot from it and I’m working hard to improve my game,” he said.

“We’ve come up with a game plan that I think is going to allow me to max out my skills in training before I step back in the cage for the next fight.”

Machete and his team have decided to take a different approach to his fights. Instead of working himself ragged on top of having to diet to make weight, Viedas has incorporated his newest sponsor in to his game plan, which will see him take a three to four month approach leading up to a fight.

This approach will allow Viedas to utilize his time before a fight to his very best, allowing him to put it all together before taking a fight.

“We think this is a good approach to take and I like the way it’s set up,” Machete said. “Instead of it involving trying to jam in as much training, dieting and everything else that goes with it between the time I take a fight and the time the fight happens, we can get all the training and dieting done before I even have a fight. That way I can just maintain once we have the fight and fine tune things leading up to it.”

Mark Urqhuart, the owner of Body Basix, has stepped in to be his strength and conditioning coach, helping him work through things from working out to assisting with a meal plan to help him make weight for his future fights. It’s something that Viedas is excited about and looking forward to.

“I’m really excited to add Mark to my team,” he  said.

“He’s helped us out a lot already and some of the things we’ve gone over, I didn’t even know were happening with my body and all the training I’ve been doing so far. So it’s nice to have someone with his level of expertise as a part of my team.”

A team that includes Island Surf Co., Siege Consulting, Ecstasy Audio and Riptide Graphics, the addition of Body Basix to the fold brings his total sponsors to five and this new direction for Viedas will see him be able to prepare as best he can without having to stress about cutting weight before his next fight.

“It’ll be good for me, not having to worry about it,” Viedas said.

“I won’t have to worry about cutting weight and doing it all in a few weeks. I can take three or four months and really make the most out of the time to train and get better.”

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