"He told me now he feels like a complete fighter. He knows what it's like to win, he knows what it's like to be a champion, and now he knows what it's like to lose. He feels like a complete fighter, and I know without a doubt he's going to come back a better fighter, and it's just a matter of time before he has that belt around his waist again.... He's out here training, we're ready to go right now. He's ready to fight whoever, he wants to fight the best too ... he'll fight whoever. When the UFC is ready, they'll give us that shot. We'd love to fight him right now, but whoever the UFC gives us is fine."
Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, through his translator Ed Soares, declares that he's ready to get back in the 205-pound mix. With the man who handed him his first career loss, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, on the shelf with another knee injury, "The Dragon" has his eyes set on whoever gets him back to the top of the mountain quicker. Is it Vitor Belfort? Rich Franklin? Or a rematch with the man who he defeated to win the belt, Rashad Evans, to determine an interim division champion? Make us a match, Maniacs.