What if something horrible happens to Chael and or Bones Jones at their UFC 159 showdown and we have a light heavyweight champion out for six months to a year with an injury? Right now, Lyoto Machida is sitting on the sidelines, presumably waiting for his next shot at the title, but this is MMA, and strange things happen. The last thing we want to see is Lyoto doing nothing for a year like Hendo. If the hypothetical situation where Lyoto is left without a fight for more than six to seven months, we want him to fight as soon as possible. This is what Ed Soares, Lyoto’s manager said about Lyoto’s fighting timetable on AXS TV.
“We’ve spoken with the UFC,” Soares told Ron Kruck on Friday’s new edition of AXS TV’s “Inside MMA.” “Lyoto doesn’t want to spend too much time outside of the octagon. He wants to get in there and stay busy. He doesn’t want to wait too long.”
“Chael vs. Jon Jones is the next fight,” Soares said. “We have to first of all see how that fight turns out. Then w