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No UFC title shot, no big bother for former champ Lyoto Machida's camp
September 05, 2012 (21:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Lyoto Machida manager Ed Soares is disappointed that his fighter won't get the next shot at the light heavyweight title, but not overly bent out of shape.
The way he sees it, the title shot was a welcomed bonus, not an expectation.
"Whatever the UFC wants is fine," Soares told MMAjunkie.com. "I'm not tripping on that."
Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman unlikely to get immediate UFC title shots
September 05, 2012 (16:30) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
One fighter had been offered a title shot but declined it, and the other has done everything he can think of to get one.
But for those respective fighters, former light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida and middleweight Chris Weidman, neither is likely to get a shot at the belt in his next fight.
UFC President Dana White, though, is mum about what could be next.
Vitor Belfort replaces Lyoto Machida against champ Jon Jones at UFC 152
August 24, 2012 (13:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Less than 24 hours after being declared the next light-heavyweight contender, Lyoto Machida has turned down a rematch with champ Jon Jones at UFC 152.
Stepping in for Machida is Vitor Belfort, who vacates a bout with Alan Belcher at UFC 153 to take the title fight.
UFC officials announced the fight overnight. Machida's manager, Ed Soares, told MMAjunkie.com a statement regarding the situation will be released today.
Video: Lyoto Machida open to fighting again before UFC title shot
August 07, 2012 (22:45) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Ex-champ Lyoto Machida feels he earned a light heavyweight title shot
with a knockout win over Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX
But he's not particularly picky about when that opportunity comes.
"It doesn't matter what is my next fight," Machida today told
MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I would like to fight
for the title, but even another fight I would fight."
MMAjunkie.com Radio (noon ET): UFC top contender Lyoto Machida
August 07, 2012 (17:15) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Following his big win at UFC on FOX 4, Lyoto Machida today joins MMAjunkie.com Radio.
"The Dragon" made short work of Ryan Bader and now is scheduled to meet the winner of UFC 151's main event between light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Dan Henderson.
MMAjunkie.com Radio airs from noon to 2 p.m. ET (9-11 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Listen to and watch a video stream of the two-hour show at www.mmajunkie.com/radio.
With UFC title shot in his future, Lyoto Machida says Jon Jones has 'a weak point'
August 06, 2012 (17:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
Lyoto Machida believes UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a weakness - even if he may be unsure of what it is, specifically.
Machida, himself a former champ, on Saturday found himself in the coveted "next contender" position once again. His dominant win over Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles put him at the front of the pack.
Of course, whether or not he'll have to worry about finding Jones' weakness remains to be seen since Jones still must get past Dan Henderson in his next title defense at UFC 151 on Sept. 1.
UFC on FOX 4: Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader full fight video highlights
August 05, 2012 (15:00) [ Indexed from MMAjunkie
My, how Lyoto Machida's fortunes changed in a matter of days.
While Machida initially was told his light-heavyweight bout didn't have title implications at UFC on FOX 4, UFC President Dana White later opened it up to the former champ and his opponent, Ryan Bader. Machida capitalized in a big way.
Full fight video highlights are now available of the bout.
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