Lyoto Machida is Back to Reclaim His Title

December 7, 2011
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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:

  • the50percentme

    wow that’s cool. I think that will be a great match. good luck

  • RubeKegal

    WAR LYOTO!!!

  • trevor

    Pathetic ..Machida loses three and wins against old Randy and gets a title fight..WTF Oh and to anyone saying he only lost two …get real he lost to Shogun the first time too ( thats why he was given an immediate rematch). Overrated!

    • EricLahache

      yea he lost to shogun both times. but the judges suck some times. but he did get robbed himself against rampage. rampage admitted after he was declared the winner *i got my ass whooped* but once again the judges….just saying.