“I was at a birthday party last night and I heard I’d be fighting Jon Jones. I accepted immediately, I couldn’t announce it at the time, though. Ed and Joinha told me to hold the information and it was complicated, I had to stop talking at all (laughs). In the morning I want to give a class and, when I came back, the contract was there for me to sign… It’s hard, he’s is very versatile and knows a lot of techniques, but we play a similar game. He kicks, I kick, he punches and goes to the ground, I can defend myself and take him down too. Stamina and game plan are things that could define this bout’s outcome. Nobody is invincible. We’re training for the best, looking to enlarge our body and mind, and that’s what I’m gonna do.”
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida takes to Brazilian media outlet Tatame.com to discuss his recently announced title fight with Jon Jones.
Out of 19 opponents only two have figured out Lyoto and those two men where Rampage Jackson (who may have lost if the bout was five-rounds) and “Shogun” Rua. Will Jones be able to solve the riddle that most men have failed at or will he be able to overcome the elusive “Dragon” and defend his title for a second straight time?
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