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6/27/13 2:01 PM
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Jon Jones is already scheduled to defend his title against Alexandar Gustafson, but the next contender is a bit more open. Lyoto Machida will battle Phil Davis at UFC 163 and feels a win should earn him another title shot at Jon Jones:

A win over Davis may (finally) get "The Dragon" a second chance at breaking "Bones," according to his recent interview with Sherdog.com:

"I think with this next victory that I'll have, I will be the next contender, for sure. I have some keys on how to win Jon Jones. I was very close [to] the victory against Jones. Maybe if somebody gives me a rematch, I can get that."

Assuming Jones is still champion.

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6/27/13 2:05 PM
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Who else is left? Glover is getting close but needs a solid top 10 win. Out of all the rematches for Jones, Machida would be the most interesting.
6/27/13 2:17 PM
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Big Pookie - Who else is left? Glover is getting close but needs a solid top 10 win. Out of all the rematches for Jones, Machida would be the most interesting.
Yea glover should fight rashad IMO Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 2:23 PM
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Glover vs Machida

Next gunna happen.

And voted up (accident) Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 2:28 PM
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Most #1 contender fights ever Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 2:29 PM
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Glover vs Machida

Won't happen. They bros Phone Post
6/27/13 2:29 PM
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Glover vs Machida

I personally don't want to see Machida fight anyone. Boring style. I certainly don't want to buy a ppv where jones beats him again.

Glover vs winner of Jones/ Gustafsson. Phone Post
6/27/13 2:36 PM
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"I was very close [to] the victory against Jones"

Lol, was this a translation issue? Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 2:38 PM
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da Vinci 81 - "I was very close [to] the victory against Jones"

Lol, was this a translation issue? Phone Post 3.0

Beat me to it.  ;)

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Machoda already is number one. He would have beaten gus abs given homes the most fight out of anyone. Phone Post
6/27/13 2:47 PM
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I think it's how Machida wins the fight, a KO or a sub would make him the #1 contender IMO. Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 2:51 PM
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If you can't become the no.1 contender after beating no.2 ranked LHW in the world, Dan Henderson(a guy who had just beaten Shogun, Fedor and Fejao), you can't be sure of anything.Especially, when you were already promised the title shot, twice.

Glover might just pass him for shit and giggles.
6/27/13 2:52 PM
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Just when Davis was getting better with his standup now he has to go fight Machida and get knocked out. :(

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Just when Davis was getting better with his standup now he has to go fight Machida and get knocked out. :(

6/27/13 2:55 PM
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Machida is smart to not push more for a rematch, he has ample time to adjust his game and come up with a plan to beat jones.

Machida can certainly surprise us in the rematch, with all the time he had to prepare.
6/27/13 2:56 PM
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Just when Davis was getting better with his standup now he has to go fight Machida and get knocked out. :(


Davis has shown a decent chin so far, and he tends to fight at distance, so he might actually make it to the cards.

Don't see him rushing in like Bader, that's for sure.
6/27/13 3:02 PM
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Just when Davis was getting better with his standup now he has to go fight Machida and get knocked out. :(

Nah Davis will out wrestle him won't be too much striking I thinks. Phone Post 3.0
Really? The same Phil Davis that got out wrestled by rashad Phone Post
6/27/13 3:07 PM
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Mr Makaveli - I think it's how Machida wins the fight, a KO or a sub would make him the #1 contender IMO. Phone Post 3.0

Just like how that KO over Bader made him the #1 contender. The UFC just does not want this rematch to happen.

6/27/13 3:10 PM
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You're already number 1, Machida Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 3:10 PM
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Mr Makaveli - I think it's how Machida wins the fight, a KO or a sub would make him the #1 contender IMO. Phone Post 3.0

Just like how that KO over Bader made him the #1 contender. The UFC just does not want this rematch to happen.

I agree he should have but I mean that's what will probably get him it, I agree with you. Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 3:13 PM
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Just when Davis was getting better with his standup now he has to go fight Machida and get knocked out. :(

Nah Davis will out wrestle him won't be too much striking I thinks. Phone Post 3.0
Davis may not even get one takedown you silly goose you Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 3:16 PM
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Mr Makaveli - I think it's how Machida wins the fight, a KO or a sub would make him the #1 contender IMO. Phone Post 3.0

Just like how that KO over Bader made him the #1 contender. The UFC just does not want this rematch to happen.

Iirc, the first fight between them drew low numbers and jones decisively beat him. I'm pretty sure they're thinking a rematch is not going to do any better. Phone Post 3.0
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I don't think beating Davis earns him a title shot but winning 3 fights in a row should be enough. Others have fought Jones with less credentials. This makes sense if Glover has another fight then fights winner of Jones/Machida. Phone Post 3.0
6/27/13 4:01 PM
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Im just glad Gustafson is getting the tittle shot instead of machida.
6/27/13 4:08 PM
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ppv numbers here that say that machida not selling ppv's is a bit of a myth. Machida sold better against shogun than jones did. Also difference between machida vs rampage and jones vs rampage is statistically insignifcant. In fact, with the inexact methods they use to get the numbers, 500k vs 520k might as well be the same number. machida vs jones did not fare much worse than any other jones title fight, outside the evans grudge match, and it was easily the least promoted of all of them. 

fwiw, i don't care to see machida fight jones again...just saying the ppv numbers are not that far off

 
05/23/09
UFC 98
Evans v. Machida   
635,000
 
10/24/09
UFC 104
Machida v. Rua
500,000
 
01/02/2010
UFC 108
Evans vs. Silva
300,000
 
05/08/2010
UFC 113
Machida vs. Rua
520,000
 
11/20/2010
UFC 123
Jackson vs. Machida
500,000
 
03/19/2011
UFC 128
Shogun vs. Jones
490,000
             
08/06/2011
UFC 133
Evans vs. Ortiz
310,000
             
09/24/2011
UFC 135
Jones vs. Rampage
520,000
             
11/19/2011
UFC 139
Henderson vs. Rua
290,000
             
12/10/2011
UFC 140
Jones vs. Machida
480,000
             
04/21/2012
UFC 145
Jones vs. Evans
700,000
             
09/01/2012
UFC 151
Jones vs. Henderson
Canceled
             
09/22/2012
UFC 152
Jones vs. Belfort
450,000
             
04/27/2013
UFC 159
Jones vs Sonnen
550,000
             
 

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