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Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida discuss importance of title in extended UFC 140 preview

The UFC’s 205-pound champion, Jon Jones, will look to put a cap on his incredible 2011 when he meets Lyoto Machida in the main event at UFC 140 on December 10 from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Jones successfully defended his title against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson earlier this year, adding to his championship victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.

“I believe it is my destiny to be the UFC champion for many years,” Jones said in an extended preview for the event.

Machida lost the light heavyweight title to Rua after earning a controversial decision victory against “Shogun” last year. After losing to Jackson, “The Dragon” rebounded with a devastating knockout of Randy Couture.

“I want to feel it again, that belt around my waist,” Machida explained of his longing for divisional gold.

Along with Jones-Machida, Frank Mir and Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira will compete in a match pitting former UFC heavyweight champs against each other for a second time. Mir defeated Nogueira in 2008.

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