With Jones Injured, Machida Seeks Title Eliminator With Gustafsson

“I would like to fight before the title, maybe, because I don’t want to wait for long time. I need to fight.I’m interested in this (Gustafsson) fight because now I think is a good idea to put Gustafsson against me. He’s a No. 2 contender; I’m a No. 1 contender… (I’m ready to fight) as soon as possible.”

In an interview with FUEL TV, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, and current number-one contender, Lyoto Machida, stated that he doesn’t want to sit idle while the champion, Jon Jones recovers from the toe injury suffered at last weekend’s UFC 159 event.