While Lyoto Machida is admittedly focused on his upcoming UFC light heavyweight championship match-up with Rashad Evans, and deservedly so, he recently revealed that a move up to the heavyweight division isn’t that far out of the picture.
If Machida wants to eventually challenge someone like Lesnar he’s going to have to get past Evans first, something he is fully aware of.
“I don’t think about a fight at the heavyweight division, but I think about a challenge, maybe against the heavyweight champion,” revealed Machida in an interview with Tatame.com.
“My focus, for sure, is on my division now, later is later.”
Perhaps even more surprising is the man who the Brazilian may have his sights set on if he does eventually decide to do the big boy dance with the really big boys. A man who would naturally outweigh him by a minimum of fifty solid pounds.
“Maybe a fight against Brock Lesnar,” Machida was quoted as saying. “He’s a huge guy and has showed himself very aggressive and strong. Who knows if one day we can fight. I respect him as a fighter, he’s very strong, but I’m professional and I’d like to test myself”.