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Lyoto Machida: Willing to Fight Chael Sonnen

Written on July 05, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Lyoto Machida talks about his willingness to face Chael Sonnen, once the trash-talk master gets back in the Octagon, in an exclusive interview with

Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, is still waiting for his next opponent after his KO win over Randy Couture at UFC 129. However, he welcomes the idea of facing Chael Sonnen once the middleweight fighter gets back in the promotion. The trash-talk master, Chael Sonnen, said in an interview at MMA Fighting that he plans to move up and face The Dragon.

With that, Lyoto Machida replied:

“I think that’s great, I’m excited to do that. He’s coming back now, wants to fight, and I really think it’s a good fight for me. If Sonnen really wants this fight, I’ll sign it immediately, no problem at all.”

Check out more of’s interview with Lyoto Machida after the jump.

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