Lyoto Machida admits he was surprised when he got the call to face Jon Jones at UFC 140, but he happily accepted.
After defeating Randy Couture at UFC 129, Machida was asked to step in and face Rashad Evans at UFC 133 on short notice, but turned the fight down. So it was a bit of a surprise when the UFC called and asked him to step up and fight for the belt at UFC 140.
Now that the opportunity is here, he’s ready to face Jon Jones and get back the light heavyweight title he lost not so long ago.
“That’s why I’m here (to get the belt,” said Machida. “I’m very motivated.”
Check out this interview with UFC 140 main event fighter Lyoto Machida: