Great interview. More than anything else, I like Machida because he stays true to the "martial arts" way of thinking and approaching a fight.
Originally Posted by smoogy
Wandy turned down the fight. He is one of the only people with a legit excuse too, since they're friends.
The latest buzz points towards Wandy vs. Thiago Silva being all but set, and Lyoto vs. Rampage in Oct-Nov most likely
Both of which should be really good fights that I want to see
I think if Lyoto and Wandy both win.. Machida will get the shot after the winner of Rashad/Liddell.
If Wandy wins and Lyoto losses (don't cry Smoogy), then I have a feeling we will see Wandy vs. Rampage III to decide a #1 contender.
If they both lose, Rampage will fight the champion after the winner of Rashad/Liddell.
Rampage and Machida are the only two guys that are 1 fight from a shot right now IMO. But, if Wandy wins, I bet they make Rampage and Wandy fight first.
In the meantime, Soko and Shogun should be fighting to decide the UFC LHW division pecking order.. and where the hell is Keith Jardine? Still in the hospital from the Wandy fight? lol He is M.I.A.
And still find it weird that Thiago and Wanderlei are going to fight.. both of them being former Chute Box and all...