Machida has been without an opponent since defeating Randy Couture at UFC 129 in April. Many thought that White was punishing the former champion for asking for "Anderson Silva money" when asked to step in for Phil Davis at UFC 133 against Evans.
Now that their apparent rift is mended, Machida is back in the top contender spot. But regaining the title will be a tall order—both figuratively and literally—against the seemingly unstoppable Jones.
Here's the head-to-toe breakdown for this sure to be exciting championship bout.