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Lyoto Machida Won’t Fight Silva or Nogueira, Hints at Future Move to Heavyweight

Lyoto MachidaUFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who returns to the Octagon in a rematch with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua on May 1 in Montreal, discussed potential fights with Anderson Silva and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira as well as a possible future move to heavyweight in a recent chat with fans at RedeTV (via Fighters Only).

“[Anderson Silva and I] won’t fight because we’re friends,” said Machida. “We hang out, go to dinner and do many things together. I want to defend the belt some times and after that, make a personal challenge to test my potential. But it’s a thought for the future. Who knows – will I be the heavyweight champion one day?”

When asked about fighting Nogueira, Machida concluded the interview by stating “Let’s fight other guys.”

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