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Wednesday, 07/30/2014, 02:43 pm

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Machida Calls out Luke Rockhold For October Bout

“I had no injuries against Weidman, after the fight I went back training moderately. In September I’ll start working hard and in October I’ll be able to have a fight. It’s up to the UFC to choose my opponent. I would like to face Rockhold. He’s a former Strikeforce champion, I respect him a lot. I don’t dislike him, we get along well, but it’s a fight that makes sense for both of us and for the fans, once we have good ranking positions and think on the belt.”

“I haven’t thought after my bout with Weidman about leaving the Middleweight division, not for a second. I want to still test myself against top 10 guys. Beside Rockhold, there are other fighters that I want to face but they have fights scheduled.”

In a recent interview, former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto ‘The Dragon’ Machida calls out Luke Rockhold to fight.

Rockhold has been gunning for a bout against Vitor Belfort, but will have to accept another opponent due to availability.

(Quote via bloodyelbow.com)

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