Video: Lyoto Machida open to fighting again before UFC title shot

Posted: August 14, 2012 in Uncategorized


Ex-champ Lyoto Machida (18-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) feels he earned a light heavyweight title shot with a knockout win over Ryan Bader (12-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) at UFC on FOX 4.

But he’s not particularly picky about when that opportunity comes.

“It doesn’t matter what is my next fight,” Machida today told Radio ( “I would like to fight for the title, but even another fight I would fight.”

The UFC chose Machida from two headlining bouts at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 4 to fight the winner of an upcoming title bout between champ Jon Jones and Dan Henderson, which takes place Sept. 1 at UFC 151.

Although the event’s headliner, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, put in a strong bid with a gutsy four-round win over Brandon Vera, UFC president Dana White said Machida’s behind-the-scenes lobbying may have cinched the No. 1 contender spot.

“‘Shogun’ has not been…

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