UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was asked on the UFC on FOX 1: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos red carpet event this past weekend on how he can solve Lyoto Machida and his style of fighting. The question seems to be one that “Bones” is constantly getting in the build to his fight with “The Dragon” at UFC 140 in December.
“Lyoto’s a pretty crafty guy. I believe that I’m pretty crafty as well,” said Jones, in an interview with MMA Heat. “You know, everyone just keeps asking me, ‘How are you going to figure out this tough puzzle?’ My answer to that is that I feel as if I am a pretty tough puzzle to figure out. So I just really need to focus on what I need to do to win the fight and let everything take care of itself.”
Jones (14-1) successfully defended his title against Quinton “Rampage” Jackson earlier this year. He has won five straight since being disqualified in a bout with Matt Hamill in 2009.
Machida (17-2) is a former UFC light heavyweight champion who earned the title shot after Rashad Evans was forced out of the bout due to a hand injury. He rebounded from a pair of back-to-back losses by defeating Randy Couture in April.
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