Lyoto Machida Might Move to Middleweight If He Can’t Win Light Heavyweight Strap Again

Despite being choked out on his feet by the UFC Light Heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida stated that he has what it takes to beat the young title holder.

“Of course any loss is painful for a fighter. I lost but I still have three more fights at UFC and now my main goal is to be the champion of the weight class and bring the belt back to Para,” Machida said in an interview with Fighter’s Only. “Now it is a challenge to beat Jones and bounce back. We already know the path to get to him and in the next fight the things should happen with more ease.”

If he doesn’t secure the title, however, Machida stated that he is open to dropping weight to 185 lbs.

“Now, I don’t want to change,” he explained, “but if I am not the light-heavyweight champion it really could happen.”

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Source: MMA Torch

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