In a recent interview with Sam Caplan over at Fiveouncesofpain.com, UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Antonio Rodrigo “Minotauro” Nogueira tells Caplan that he believes that fellow team mate Lyoto Machida deserves a crack at the UFC Light Heavyweight title and that when he does get his shot, he will win:
Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: Lyoto Machida deserves a title shot. He’s a good fighter. He’s very successful in his fighting. He’s a very respectful guy. He has a lot of power and good jiu-jitsu. He has good Karate with good kicks. He’s a good athlete and good all-around. He uses combinations and puts on a good show. In his last fight vs. Tito (Ortiz), he dominated the fight. Tito couldn’t put him down or control him. He had a hard time with him so I think he deserves to have a title shot. And when he gets his title shot I believe he’s going to be the 205 champ of the UFC.