"It's true. I was offered to fight at [UFC Fight Night 14], but Brandon Vera did not want want it. I do not know what happened, but he did not accept the fight."
-- Top light heavyweight contender Lyoto Machida tells Tatame.com that Brandon Vera -- who has back-to-back losses at heavyweight -- did not accept an offer to fight the Brazilian at UFC Fight Night 14 on July 19. "The Truth" is now set to make his 205-pound debut on the card against the relative unknown yet dangerous Reese Andy. Machida will not fight at the show next month, according to the report. It's doesn't sound like Vera -- he's proven that he wants to fight the best fighters. However, anything is possible, considering a two-fight losing streak and the prospect of fighting a super tough fight against an awkward guy like Machida. Vera was not immediately available for comment.
(Thanks to MMAmania.com reader "Marcos" for the translation.)