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UFC Quick Quote: Lyoto Machida says Rampage Jackson 'told me I won the fight'


"After the fight Quinton came up to me and said ‘no, you won the fight', I thanked him and told him he's a great champion too, even more for acknowledging that [I won], it's not easy to do that, but he added ‘don't you worry about that, you won the fight, and I'll give you a rematch because I know I didn't deserve this win.' I think the journey continues, it's not a defeat nor an obstacle that is going to get in the way of our dream, my dream continues, the journey continues. We have to take advantage of this opportunity to improve even more."

-- UFC 123 headliner Lyoto Machida tells Sensei Blog (translated by orcus at Bloody Elbow) that his counterpart in the main event, "Rampage" Jackson, told him he won the fight and it's only fair to give him a rematch. Company President Dana White nixed any notion of an immediate return bout between the two but there is certainly hope the two will lock horns once more somewhere down the line. The "Dragon" was classy in defeat but has now lost two consecutive fights inside the Octagon. What's next for the former champion? Give us your thoughts, Maniacs.

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