Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida has made quite a splash in the middleweight division, and he is only one fight in. After knocking out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night: 30: Machida Vs Munoz this past weekend, the question on everyone’s mind is what’s next for ‘The Dragon.” At the post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White said he would like to put a fight together between Belfort and Machida, but Belfort would have to win in his upcoming fight against Dan Henderson. In a recent inteview, Machida said that he likes the idea of a fight with Belfort and would even fight him if he loss to Henderson.
Machida told MMAFighting:
“Vitor Belfort is the best option for me right now. I want to fight him. It would be the best fight for me right now because he’s well ranked in the middleweight division. No hard feelings, I’m thinking what’s best for my career and where I can get with a win. Even if Vitor loses to Dan Henderson, I’d want to fight him in our weight class.”
“A win over Vitor Belfort puts me in front of everybody in the rankings, but let’s see what happens. It’s too soon to talk about it because Anderson Silva is too far away from me right now. Even if he wins, I don’t know for how long he will want to keep fighting. I haven’t talked to him for a long time. I don’t know how it’s going to work, we have the same managers. I rather not to talk about it now. When we get there, we’ll figure it out.”
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