Machida Explains Reasons for Not Accepting Jones Fight | UFC News

September 3, 2012 2:55 pm by bjpenn.com staff 21 Comments


Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida decided to turn down an offer to fight down the Jon Jones on Sept. 22.   Machida felt four weeks is an insufficient time to prepare for a fight with the current light heavyweight champion according to the press release sent out through the Black House camp.  Machida states


“I want to serve the UFC and recapture the belt. I always respect my opponent.  For those reasons, I must prepare myself in the manner I believe in.”

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