Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Dana White Says Lyoto Machida Is Hungry For Second Shot

By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Lyoto Machida earned a title shot against the winner of UFC 151's main event between Jon Jones and Dan Henderson when he stopped Ryan Bader earlier this month at UFC on FOX 4.

UFC President Dana White spoke to USA Today about just how bad Machida wants back in the cage for a title shot this week. Check it out:

“Leading up to this fight, Shogun did turn down a fight. Shogun has not been terrorizing me for another shot at Jon Jones. Lyoto Machida has. Lyoto Machida wants it. His management has been all over me, terrorizing me to get him back to the title. What I can tell you is he wants it bad. That's very important to me — how bad a guy actually wants that fight — and Machida wants it bad. I'm sure Lyoto has laid in bed every night since that fight thinking of all the things he should have done and what he could do and what's possible. Now he's got it, so we'll see. We'll find out.”

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