Machida: It’s not right for Cormier to ‘cut the line’

Thursday, July 25, 2013

During today’s UFC 163 media conference call Lyoto Machida expressed himself about Daniel Cormier potentially cutting in line at 205, and getting a title shot, should be get past Roy Nelson on Aug 3.

“I believe that there’s a ranking and it should be followed,” said ‘The Dragon’. “There are a lot of guys in line right now in the weight class to fight for a title. I’ve been waiting in line. There’s Glover Teixeira, there’s Phil Davis, so there’s a lot of guys in there in the mix.

“If he’s going to move down to 205, he’s going to need to put a couple of fights in, or at least have a significant win in a big fight. I don’t think it’s right for him to just come in and cut the line.  I think he’s going to have to show that he deserves that title shot.”

Machida, currently on a two-fight roll since losing to Jon Jones in late 2011, fights Phil Davis at UFC 163 on Aug. 3. 

What do you think UG? If the undefeated Daniel Cormier beats Roy Nelson at heavyweight, can he cut the line at 205?