“Lyoto’s an amazing fighter and I have a lot of respect for him, too. You know that’s an interesting match up and I suggested it to Joe and the guys and I’d definitely be open to that fight. You know, potentially that would be fine, but personally I think I’d rather fight the winner of Jacare/Mousasi. They’re a little more intriguing of a match up. They’re more of a ‘solidify as a number one contender.’ Lyoto had a great fight with Weidman so I mean, going out there and putting a stamp on that fight, and you know, beating Lyoto and hopefully finishing him like Weidman couldn’t. That’d be a pretty big statement too. So you know, I’m definitely open to the fights. You know whatever the UFC wants to do.”
During a recent chat with Submission Radio, Luke Rockhold discussed a potential matchup against Lyoto Machida.
Rockhold is currently looking at facing the winner of Souza vs. Mousasi, but is hoping a bout with Machida could transpire as well.