Found April 30, 2013 on The Sports Post:
  Only the mysterious workings of the Gods of MMA can explain how Alexander Gustafsson and Lyoto Machida have ended up as the rival contenders for the light heavyweight championship. Lyoto Machida beats two very reputable fighters, which would immediately secure him a shot at Jon Jones had he not been defeated by Jones in December of 2011. Because he’s already faced Jones fairly recently, it’s only right that Machida should have to wait in line so another light heavyweight with a similar recent streak of accomplishments can have his chance first. Unless of course, Machida picks up a third win and/or there isn’t another fighter who can boast two victories over top-tier fighters. Countering Machida’s second shot at Jones was supposed to be Alexander Gustafsson, who should have also beaten two reputable fighters by now had it not been for his withdrawal from his bout with Gegard Mousasi. Gustafsson needs a second big wins to earn his first title shot and Lyoto needs a third to earn...
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