Former champion believes the U.S. should win fights as a light heavyweight title shot before.
The heavyweight Daniel Cormier said earlier this week that you want to ask for a direct chance to fight for the title of the low-Roy Nelson if he wins, his next opponent at UFC 166. But the attempt to "stuck queue" bothered a leading candidate for the position of challenging media-heavy, Brazilian Lyoto Machida.
In a press conference on Thursday to UFC Rio 4, Lyoto discussed the request for Cormier. "I think there is a ranking that must be obeyed," said Machida. "He (Cormier) must make at least two fights to fight for the belt (the light-heavyweight)."
Lyoto think the UFC fighters do not disturb others in its class. Lyoto believes that the organization will mark some commitment to Cormier as a light heavyweight before he fights for the belt. "I think the UFC will not let him go down the heavyweight and now fight for the title, because there are guys who are waiting for this chance for a while. I'm in this situation, Glover Teixeira is coming with great force, the very Phil Davis ... I think it is not that way "
Lyoto Machida will face the American Phil Davis at UFC Rio fight coprincipal 4 or UFC 163, an event that will be held on August 3. There is no official guarantee from the organization that a win is worth a chance for the "Dragon" back to a title shot, but he is likely to be indicated if the winner exit combat.