Machida: Winner deserves a title shot

by Jeff Cain | source:

Former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida believes the winner of his UFC 157 co-main event bout with Dan Henderson should be next in line for a title shot.

“I believe, out of this fight, whoever wins should definitely be the contender for the title.  If we’re number one and number two then the title shot should definitely be on the line in this fight,” Machida said on a UFC 157 conference call on Tuesday.

Machida on Tuesday said the time just wasn’t right to take the bout at the time.

“I obviously wanted a title shot a lot, but it wasn’t the right situation.  I had about 20 days to prepare for the fight, and Jon Jones had been training for two or three months, so it wasn’t the right time.  I was upset, but everything happens for a reason and hopefully I’ll get back on top this year,” said Machida.

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llew dewodne site profile image  

2/13/13 12:39 PM by llew dewodne

No problem

OnlyTheStrongSurvive site profile image  

2/13/13 12:34 PM by OnlyTheStrongSurvive

Of course they do. Both were told by the UFC and the UFC made it public that they were the top contenders and neither have lost since. They are the top 2 contenders in the division, how couldn't they get the title shot?

RobinVanRooney site profile image  

2/13/13 12:20 PM by RobinVanRooney

Thank you for your irrelevant opinion.

llew dewodne site profile image  

2/13/13 12:08 PM by llew dewodne

Good thing your opinion is irrelevant.

RobinVanRooney site profile image  

2/13/13 11:43 AM by RobinVanRooney

You don't think beating Hendo and knocking out Bader is a couple of big wins?Hendo is coming off a controversial decision in the UFC so he should have another fight if he wins IMO.

caseharts site profile image  

2/13/13 11:43 AM by caseharts

Mousasi is beating gustaf

epwar site profile image  

2/13/13 11:32 AM by epwar

Uh, Machida, didn't you just turn down a title shot like 6 months ago?

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

2/13/13 11:18 AM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove honestly, you can't see the difference between the two statements below?  First is what I said and second is what you turn it into.  - Mousasi is a big name opponent with great wins at MW but mediocre success at LHW. - Mousasi is very overrated and a mediocre fighter.

gamer site profile image  

2/13/13 3:14 AM by gamer

You are calling him a mediocre fighter at 205In fact, what you are saying is worse then calling him over ratedMousasi has a great skill set too! You also didnt even list his wins over Sokodjou and Sobral at 205

RampageFitsLikeAGlove site profile image  

2/13/13 3:03 AM by RampageFitsLikeAGlove

So you won't even admit that you had to resort to flat out lying to try and prove a point?  You specifically said that  i stated Mousasi was "overrated" more than once.