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Jon Jones Says Fight With Lyoto Machida Is ‘Lose-Lose’ Situation For Him

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a stern test in Dan Henderson set before him at UFC 151.

Recently, though, Jones was asked by ESPN about his thoughts on a rematch with Lyoto Machida. Jones defeated Machida late last year via second round submission.

Why would I want to fight someone where it’s a lose-lose situation? I won’t make money on it. I don’t want to fight Lyoto Machida. I don’t want to fight Lyoto again. Lyoto is high rise and low reward.

Machida was declared the next contender after he defeated Ryan Bader earlier this year. All four fighters who were competing to earn a shot at Jones are past victims of his.

Jones pointed to the numbers from his main event fight with Machida as a reason for not wanting to face him again, adding, “He was my lowest pay-per-view draw of last year.”

Recently, “Bones” made some waves by responding to comments fired off by Chael Sonnen. The former middleweight contender will fight at light heavyweight this coming December against Forrest Griffin and could work his way into title contention with an impressive victory.

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