If everything goes according to plan, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will make his Octagon return in the early part of 2016, after taking a break from mixed martial arts (MMA) to heal up from injuries and get his head together.
Probably not the worst idea after his dreadful 1-3 run, one that saw "The Dragon" get finished in consecutive losses.
But once the Brazilian finds his way back to the cage, he's hoping that fellow hot-and-cold middleweight Michael Bisping will be there to greet him. "The Count" was not opposed to the idea, according to his reaction on UFC Tonight, but has some business to attend to later this year "Down Under."
Bisping fights Robert Whittaker at UFC 193 in Australia.
Win or lose, you can make a case for "The Count" to get Machida, a former middleweight No. 1 contender with plenty of big-game experience. Though I would reckon a loss for either combatant would likely spell the end of the line, at least in terms of title shots.
This potential match up doing anything for you?