Lyoto Machida will study to find the "best way" to stop Jon JonesPosted on October 11, 2011, 03:15 PM by Joey Santosus
"It's hard to say what the perfect style is to stop Jones. I have a lot of trust in my skills against any fighter. I won't change what people have seen, and I'd rather show them in the Octagon instead of talking about it beforehand. Jones wasn't my problem until the UFC booked the fight. I'll spend a lot of time studying him and find the best way to stop him. I know he's versatile, but I have my own talents and know what it takes to win. ... I can get Jones to the fifth round. I believe in myself, in what I'm doing and in my teammates." - For more from Lyoto Machida, visit Sherdog.com
Set to return to action for the first time since his dramatic front-kick knockout victory over Randy Couture in April, Lyoto Machida will challenge reigning Light Heavyweight Champion Jon "Bones" Jones at UFC 140. Yet to be beaten, Jones has managed to escape each of his nine octagon appearances unscathed, becoming the first fighter to stop Mauricio Rua in March and only the second to submit Quinton Jackson, who he defeated in his first title defense last month.
Despite the champ's ability to leave each of his previous opponents perplexed, Machida tells Sherdog that he is confident that he will be the one to succeed where others have failed - in solving the puzzle that is Jonny "Bones." So what do you think LowKick'ers? Will "The Dragon's" crash course pay off in gold or will he leave Toronto empty handed?