Last four years were very turbulent for a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and a Karate master, Lyoto Machida. He is a winner of back-to-back fights after a very long period of time. Despite he didn\u2019t win the fighters that were ranked at top 15, Dragon\u2019s confidence is everything but rocked now! He had three losses in a row from 2015-17 and served an 18-month suspension for a failed drug test. Despite he is closing to the age of 40, he wants to start thinking about title shots. Lyoto Machida is aware that his time is slipping away. He doesn\u2019t have time to wait for the division to sort everything out, so he has no option but to hope for busy 2018. (via MMAMania.com) \u201cI don\u2019t intend to take a break, right now. I want to fight once or twice more this year. I really feel like fighting and I want to be a champion again. I don\u2019t see the Bisping fight as a farewell. I\u2019m not thinking about that, right now. I showed I\u2019m doing well and I want to climb the ranks so I can secure another title shot. Robert (Whittaker) has been doing a great job, but I don\u2019t plan to fight against his style. I believe that, in MMA, we just have a martial art. It\u2019s not my karate against his or jiu-jitsu against karate. My goal is to go after whoever has the belt. If he has the belt, of course I\u2019m interested in fighting him.\u201d There were rumors that Lyoto Machida will face Michael Bisping but looks like \u201cThe Count\u201d wants some tougher opponent. Maybe the idea of the fight against Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero is too ambitious, but there are some fights that might get him close to that goal. Chris Weidman, his old-time rival, is ranked third, while Lyoto Machida is 9th. Is there anyone who wants this fight? Unfortunately, Luke Rockhold will probably switch to Light Heavyweight\u2026 it would be a great showdown too. Many of you probably hope for Lyoto Machida Vs Yoel Romero 2, that\u2019s for sure!