By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones talked about his UFC 140 opponent Lyoto Machida this week with UFC.com and explained why he is excited to be facing Machida, who is a former Champion himself, and why he feels he will defeat him in Toronto:
“I've always felt confident with martial arts, and I always knew that I would fight Lyoto one day. Lyoto's a great opponent, man, he's game. I think he takes this sport seriously. I think he's unpredictable, he's fast. Lyoto loves distance and I love distance, but I have the longer limbs, and I believe I'm just as fast.
“So if Lyoto wants to play the distance game with me, I think that's going to be awesome.
“I'm also very upredicatbale. I have tons of confidence and faith in my wrestling abilities against Lyoto. I feel as if I can shoot at his legs and take him down. And I also feel as if I have tons of versatilty from the clinch.
“I know myself. I know my weaknesses, I am not naive to them. And I am starting to understand my opponnt. I am starting to understand what makes Lyoto Lyoto … where he's strong, where he's weak.
“I will defeat Lyoto Machida. I believe that it's my destiny to be UFC champion for many years.”
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