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Lyoto Machida: No Revenge Plans For Anderson Silva At UFC 175

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has his mind set on joining an elite list of fighters at UFC 175 – and not exacting revenge for close friend Anderson Silva.

Machida will meet middleweight titleholder Chris Weidman in July for the belt, and would become a two-division UFC champion with a win.

During a kickoff press conference in Las Vegas for the card last week, “The Dragon” was asked about getting revenge for Silva after he lost twice to Weidman; the second of which saw “The Spider” suffer a broken leg.

“Everyone has their own career and this is my chance at the belt,” Machida said. “There is no sense of revenge.”

Machida (21-4) decided to drop down to middleweight after Silva lost his belt to Weidman the first time and he was defeated by Phil Davis. He earned a pair of wins in his new weight class over Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi since and is 5-2 in his last seven overall.

Weidman (11-0) became the first fighter to defeat Silva inside the Octagon when he earned a second round knockout victory over him in 2013. He followed that up with the TKO win in December and is 7-0 with the promotion, including five finishes.