Lyoto Machida: “My plans are to dispute this belt in a year or less, like 10 months.”

Lyoto Machida expresses his new dream to recapture the UFC light heavyweight championship within the next year or less.

Machida, speaking via Tatame Magazine, said:

“My plans are to dispute this belt in a year or less, like 10 months. To regain the belt is my dream. I don’t matter who has it, I want to have the opportunity to fight for the belt, if it’s Shogun I’m ok, I’ll enjoy the win”.

“It’s a complicated moment for me, I’m trying to understand what I did wrong, but on the other side it’s great having the support of my fans”.

“I was well trained, focused, even because our last fight was really controversial. I wanted to end this fight, I was feeling fast, but a fight is a fight, you can’t say much before it happens. Sometimes you are winning it, but the guy hits you and you lose. I think I was winning this fight, despite his aggressiveness”.

“I give Shogun all credits for his win, he deserved it and is the new champion, but that not the end of the story, life goes on”.

“That punch really got me and, on this division, is really hard to get a punch like that. When it gets you, it’s really hard”

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