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Tuesday, 08/20/2013, 01:55 pm

Lyoto Machida eyes ‘big fight’ against Vitor Belfort, Chael Sonnen or Nick Diaz next


Ready to get back into the octagon and erase the memory of his loss to Phil Davis at UFC 163, Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has created a list of desirable opponents, and he doesn’t care if he has to drop down to middleweight to get the “big” fight he desires.

The few high-profile names that the former UFC light heavyweight champion has in mind are as follows: Vitor Belfort, Nick Diaz or Chael Sonnen.

As far as “The Dragon” is concerned, he doesn’t care which of those three he takes on next … he just wants to scrap!

His words via “The MMA Hour”:

“I just want to do a big fight, you know? Belfort is the first name on a list because he is a big name and a great opponent. I think Belfort is a perfect opponent for me. But, he hasn’t accepted that fight. Then, Dana White told me about Nick Diaz. Nick Diaz is a great opponent, too, but I’m just waiting for UFC. Then, last Saturday, I saw the fight with Shogun and Sonnen and saw a great opportunity to fight Sonnen, too. Sonnen is a great name, a big name around the world and I think I can beat him. And he talk bad about me back in the day.”

Who would you like to see Machida fight next? Let’s hear it Penn Nation!

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