Machida wants title shot, not Gustafsson


Lyoto Machida's manager, Jorge Guimaraes, spoke to Fighters Only and expressed a lack of interest in fighting the Swede.

“Lyoto is on stand-by list waiting for the winner of Jon Jones vs Chael Sonnen," said Guimares. "I think it is almost impossible for Chael to win this bout but anything may happen. A fight is a fight but it has already been scheduled, there’s no history about it."

“Lyoto is the number one contender and he is only waiting to see who is going to be the winner of this fight. He is not convinced about Jones... he is not convinced from that loss.”

“The fight between Jones and Sonnen is going to happen now, it doesn’t make sense to fight Alexander. We’re almost there. If it were a little before, this fight could have already happened, but he just fought... and Dana White has made it clear that Lyoto is the number one. We’ll be waiting.”

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FinestScotch site profile image  

4/17/13 10:09 PM by FinestScotch

Then earned it again. So why piss it away?

stonepony site profile image  

4/17/13 10:01 PM by stonepony

Precisely. Big Machida fan here, but... Yeah. That fight made it very clear that JBJ is leaps and bounds ahead of the LHW pack. It's probably a good thing that things fell apart and we got to see Lyoto vs Dan instead of Lyoto vs Jones. Instead of wasting two title fights, we got to see where DH and LM really stand. They have a puncher's chance, that's it.Huge DH fan and I was looking forward to the fight, but he's got a better chance at HW.

Malachy Friedman site profile image  

4/17/13 9:56 PM by Malachy Friedman

if machida keeps fighting like he did against hendoi hope he never fights for a title again

stonepony site profile image  

4/17/13 9:53 PM by stonepony

Chael will probably do a lot better against Jones, than Machida did. It was nobody's fault that DH's knee went out. Shit happens. And when shit happens, sometimes some people need to step up. Chael did step up. You'd never see Chael turn down a fight, on short notice or not. And, it wouldn't matter if a major PPV were hanging in the balance, Chael would be ready to go regardless. You can hate the gay, but, these are just truths. IMO.It was unfortunate, but it's nobody else's fault that Lyoto lost his place in line.

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4/17/13 9:53 PM by stonepony


Immaculata site profile image  

4/17/13 8:04 PM by Immaculata

This. He should fight anyone but Jones. Make some $ and fight Gus.

FinestScotch site profile image  

4/17/13 7:32 PM by FinestScotch

^^ Furthermore, Machida isn't "crying" about shit... he's sitting on the title shot he had to earn twice.

part_time_lurker site profile image  

4/17/13 7:31 PM by part_time_lurker

He's not undefeated. Granted it wans't a "true" loss, but still, not undefeated.

FinestScotch site profile image  

4/17/13 7:30 PM by FinestScotch

This kind of logic is straight out of Sherdog. Machida lost to Jones on a full camp, so he's going to fight him on 8 days and hope for a better result? And if he loses? Have you ever heard of someone going 0-3 against a UFC champ? That shit doesn't happen. An 8-day unprepared shot against a killer like Jones would leave nothing but regret for the rest of his life. Chael took the shot because he will never get it on his own merits at LHW, and he's a good salesman. Machida has now been champion, and earned the #1 spot 3 times after that (including the one stripped for not taking the 8-day fight).   Machida wants to be fully prepared, because a loss to Jones means he likely never becomes champion again. Anyone who fails to understand that has probably never had to work hard to achieve something worthwhile.

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4/17/13 4:27 PM by stonepony

"He is not convinced about Jones... he is not convinced from that loss"Convinced enough to turn down the rematch when DW was begging him to take it. Chael didn't turn it down. Lyoto has got nothing to cry about.