Article

Machida Speaks on UFC 152

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was one of the principal players in Thursday's merry go round of possible opponents for current champion Jon Jones, which began with Dan Henderson and then circled through Chael Sonnen and Machida before ending up with Vitor Belfort overnight.

Machida, through a statement issued Friday afternoon by his Black House management team, explained his reasoning for not taking the short notice bout with Jones on September 22 in Toronto, noting that four weeks would not be enough time to prepare. And while he expressed a desire to face Jones at UFC 153 in Brazil this October, the champion has already moved on and will meet Belfort in the main event of UFC 152.

"I want to serve the UFC and recapture the belt," said Machida. "I always respect my opponent. For those reasons, I must prepare myself in the manner I believe in."

Watch Past Fights

Media

Recente
Did Sage Northcutt take on too much too soon? Hear from fellow karate-based fighter Stephen Thompson, who weighed in on Northcutt and his future in the UFC during fight week in Las Vegas last week.
10-feb-2016
Forrest Griffin ed il presentatore Matt Parrino ananlizzano i cambiamenti nei ranking dopo Fight Night Las Vegas. Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson balza in avanti nei pesi welter ed il prospetto Justin Scoggins fa il suo ingresso.
9-feb-2016
Daniel Cormier, campione pesi massimi leggeri UFC, ha parlato con UFC.com della rivincita contro l'ex campione Jon Jones ad UFC 197 di Las Vegas all'MGM Grand Garden Arena. Biglietti in vendita al pubblico per UFC 197 il 4 Marzo.
9-feb-2016
Watch the post-fight press conference of Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Cowboy live following the event.
21-feb-2016