UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida is not impressed with his performance

"I'm happy, glad, because I never imagined this, but I think it’s still too early to talk. People are very immediate, you make a good fight and already are the guy, but it isn’t like that. This is a very good moment, but I’m not impressed, I don’t think I’m the best, I have a lot to improve."

-- Undefeated UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Lyoto Machida tells Tatame.com that he does not consider himself the best 205-pound fighter in the world. He doesn't offer up anyone who he thinks is better, saying instead that the praise heaped on him as the best in class after defeating Rashad Evans to capture the title is premature. "The Dragon" now has seven straight wins inside the Octagon and 15 overall since his mixed marital arts career began in 2003. It's hard to argue otherwise at this point, but perhaps with a win over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua -- widely considered the top light heavyweight in the world about 18 months ago before getting derailed by several serious knee injuries -- Machida will convince himself. What do you think ... is anyone better right now?

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