Dana White Says Rampage, Then Machida, Next for Title Shot

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Dana White Says Rampage, Then Machida, Next for Title Shot
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In his usual post-fight interview with MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani, UFC president Dana White brought a lot to the table when speaking of the current status of the UFC light heavyweight division.

"Who out there doesn't think that Rampage [Jackson] is one of the best fighters in the world at 205 pounds?" said White.

When further prompted by Helwani to divulge more details regarding who's next in line to challenge current UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, White said, "He's talking about his hands. We've got to get his hands looked at. I'm not going to let the guy fight if he's got bad hands."

Helwani then followed up his inquiry by asking if Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida would be the next guy on the list to get a shot at Jones, to which White simply replied, "Yeah."

In a stacked division where top fighters seemingly rise and fall at the drop of a hat, what was originally to be a spot for UFC light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans may now be a spot for Jackson or Machida.

It is also worth noting that at the end of the interview, White briefly spoke on the Stanley Cup finals between the Vancouver Canucks and his hometown Boston Bruins. Admittedly, White acknowledged he wasn't a big hockey fan, but also that he was picking Vancouver to win it all because they had been the favorites all year.

At least White didn't show bias towards his hometown.  

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