Originally posted on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/29/13
  Lyoto Machida has worked himself back to being the #1 contender for the Light Heavy weight championship, but an injury to champ Jon Jones could derail his title hopes. Machida has fought Jon Jones once before and the end result was Machida being choked out by Jones’ standing Guillotine. Since that defeat Machida has defeated Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson respectively. Machida’s manager Ed Soares made it clear that his fighter deserves another title shot, but would be willing to take on other fights if Jones isn’t healed until November. “If Jon Jones can fight in like August or September, then Lyoto would love to fight for the title.” Soares went on to explain Machida’s mindset at the time and the importance of riding his momentum. “Lyoto wants to stay sharp, and he wants to fight to support his family.” “Time is going by, and you can never get back time.” The hot name to challenge for the Light Heavyweight title though is Alexander Gustaffson, a 26 year old 15-1 up-and-com...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Broncos DB on Brock Osweiler: ‘None of this is a surprise to us’

Jarius Wright: ‘Everybody’s embracing their role’ on Vikings

Rob Gronkowski seems to agree he's been targeted on P.I. calls

Harbaugh on kick-six: ‘Never seen anything like it in my life’

Report: Josh McCown’s season likely over

Antonio Cromartie: Beckham Jr. still has room to grow


NFL pulls officiating crew from SNF after error-filled game

Jason Garrett: Tony Romo has a lot of football left in him

Jerry West: It’s painful watching Kobe Bryant

Brett Favre compared Browns QB Austin Davis to Tom Brady

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Okafor reportedly will have security guard when he goes out

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

QUIZ: Name every NCAA football national champion since 1950

Browns lose to Ravens as only the Browns know how

NCAA figures out how to invite 5-7 teams to bowls

Ranking top Heisman Trophy candidates

Have the New Orleans Saints given up?

This weekend in NFL stupid, ft. Rex Ryan

Missouri won’t accept a bowl bid at 5-7

Durant blasts media on behalf of Kobe

Josh McCown laments how he got job back from Manziel

Paul George: Kobe Bryant was my Michael Jordan

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker