Who Could Challenge Lyoto Machida?

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Who Could Challenge Lyoto Machida?
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Now that Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida has won the light-heavyweight title, the rest of the division should be put on notice.

Machida’s reign could last as long as he wants. Machida was able to make the former light-heavyweight champion look like an amateur.

Rashad seemed to have had the hand speed, power and movement to rattle Machida; instead Machida was able to use those elements to take the "sugar" out of Rashad's game.

After that dominant performance the question becomes: Is there a fighter out there that can beat Machida or, are we in for an extended ride on the Machida championship train?

Currently, there are about five fighters who could potentially make a run at Machida. Whether they can take the title from him remains to be seen.

In no particular order, these are the fighters who can give Machida a good fight: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Jon “Bones” Jones, Forrest Griffin, and Brandon “The Truth” Vera.

Plus one fighter who, in his prime, could have given Machida a real run for his money. That man is five-time former world champion Randy “The Natural” Couture.

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