Chael Sonnen believes UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is the best in MMA today, saying "Bones" could defeat Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson in the same day. Pretty big compliment, but is it an honest assessment? Or good old fashioned mind games?
Dana Whites raised the stakes for this weekend's (Feb. 23, 2013) UFC 157 light heavyweight co-main event between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida, confirming that the winner will get next crack at the 205-pound title after Chael Sonnen.
The last time Lyoto Machida fought UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, 'The Dragon' ended up unconscious and on the wrong end of a highlight reel finish. However, Machida believes that next time will be different.
Lyoto Machida's camp believes he will be made to fight again before receiving his title shot and they're okay with it. They also explain further why "The Dragon" turned down a short notice rematch against Jon Jones.
Strikeforce heavyweight Daniel Cormier says he's willing to fight UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones since other top contenders like Mauricio Rua and Lyoto Machida passed on the golden opportunity.
After knocking out Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 4 in Los Angeles on Aug. 4, 2012, Lyoto Machida earned himself a Light Heavyweight title shot. MMAmania.com talks about "The Dragon's" win and the odds that he will go on to win the championship belt.