Lyoto Machida ready for whatever "spectacular things" Jon Jones will do at UFC 140Posted on December 2, 2011, 10:24 AM by Joey Santosus
Former Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida, who will challenge current title holder Jon "Bones" Jones at UFC 140, discusses his opponent, as well as his training and preparation for the bout. Machida acknowledges the element of surprise that Jones brings to the cage, but says he will be prepared for whatever "spectacular things" the champ will do. Photo: Francis Specker
"I watch and study Jon Jones' fights thoroughly, and really, it's about preparing for everything. What spectacular thing is he going to do? Is he going to fly or is he going to be diving in? There's always going to be a surprise factor with Jon Jones. All you can really do is prepare for everything he might try to do. If I do that, I will be ready to face whatever he is going to bring during the fight. I have been preparing and training 100-percent and I'm gonna be 100-percent the day of the fight. I am going to go in there and win and get the belt back. I will be the Champion again."
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