Title Shot on Horizon, Lyoto Machida No Longer Considering 185 (UFC 157 Post video)


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Lyoto Machida UFC 157 Pre 9Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida had been considering a move down to 185 pounds, but now that he has defeated Dan Henderson and has the promise of a 205-pound title shot on the horizon, he intends to remain at light heavyweight to see how things shake out.

Check out what else Lyoto Machida had to say at the UFC 157 post-fight press conference.

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