MANILA, Philippines – Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight king Jon Jones said he wouldn’t want to fight Lyoto Machida again.
He sees Machida, who faces the winner of the Jones-Henderson match, as a high-risk, low reward bout.
"I don't want to fight Lyoto Machida," Jones said in MMA Fighting. "He was my lowest pay-per-view draw of last year.”
Jones defended his title against Machida in UFC 140, which took place in December 2011.
“Bones” ended the fight by putting Machida to sleep via standing guillotine choke in the second round.
Jones admitted that Machida is a tough fighter to beat. But he said no one wants to see their fight.
"Between [Mauricio] Shogun [Rua], [Quinton] Rampage [Jackson] and Rashad [Evans], Lyoto was my lowest draw. Why would I want to fight someone where it's a lose-lose situation? I won't make money on it. And he's a tricky fighter."
Jones is scheduled to fight Dan Henderson in UFC 151 this September.