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Lyoto Machida was ready to fight at middleweight to 'keep busy'

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida was all set to make his middleweight debut inside the Octagon -- but it had nothing to do with getting choked unconscious by Jon Jones at UFC 140 last December. Instead, "The Dragon" wanted to stay active, even if it meant dropping to 185 pounds, until his coaches talked him down from the ledge and told him to "be patient.
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Martial Arts / MMA & UFC : Bleacher Report - MMA (3 years ago)

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