Cha-ching! Lyoto Machida signs new UFC contract deal / extension

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Fresh of his first-round knockout win over Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30, Lyoto Machida has put pen to paper on a new fight deal with the Zuffa-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has earned himself a new fight contract with the Zuffa-owned mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.

Ed Soares, Machida's manager, Tweeted the picture below of his client alongside UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta, signing on the dotted line to keep fighting inside the world-famous Octagon.


In his last match, Machida blitzed through friend and training partner Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30 (watch full video highlights here) in a bout that marked the Brazilian's Middleweight debut.

It was a crucial victory for Team Machida at the negotiation table because "The Dragon" came up short in his prior outing against Phil Davis at UFC 163. The news doesn't come as much of a surprise, really, seeing as how Machida was already booked to face Gegard Mousasi on Feb. 8, 201,4 in a 185-pound fight this past weekend.

While the exact terms of the deal have yet to be made public, it seems Machida will fight for the Las Vegas, Nevada,-based fight promotion for the foreseeable future.

But, the real question is, will it be for "Anderson Silva money?"

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