Dana White Confirms Lyoto Machida Could Get a Shot At The Middleweight Title

UFC President, Dana White has confirmed that former light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida could very well book himself a shot at the 185 pound title if he is successful at beating Gegard Mousasi when the two men meet later this month at UFC Fight Night 36.

White, speaking via sources said:

“The Vitor Belfort-Chris Weidman fight has to happen first. But yes, if Machida wins, he could possibly be next in line for a title shot. The thing that makes this 185-pound division so interesting and so exciting right now is, obviously Chris Weidman looked unbelievable in his two fights against Anderson Silva and is the new champ. But (look) who you’ve got waiting in the wings now. You’ve got Vitor Belfort next, you have (Ronaldo) ‘Jacare’ Souza, you have Lyoto Machida, and the list goes on and on of all these nasty, nasty guys at 185 pounds. And let’s not forget, Anderson Silva could be back in a year, and he’s still the No. 1-ranked (contender) in the world. So that division has never been more exciting.”

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