Lyoto Machida won't drop in weight
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Newly minted No. 1 light heavyweight contender Lyoto Machida says he will shelf any plans of a potential drop to the middleweight division for now.
Following a split-decision win over Dan Henderson at UFC 157 on Saturday, UFC president Dana White confirmed Machida's spot at the top of the division.
"It wasn't the most exciting fight I've ever seen, but Lyoto won the fight," White said. "He just beat the No. 1 contender, which would make him the No. 1 contender."
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