Forrest admits in a thesun.co.uk interview that he has been sparing with Wandy and even got a concussion from him one day. It is the same interview where he says he doesn't want any part of Machida. Actually, he goes as far as to name about every other contender in the division that he would rather fight other than Machida. He says:
He admitted: "I want nothing to do with that guy. Not at all. He's a tough fighter and I'd like to fight a lot of other guys first.
"There are really about 20 guys who have impressed me — it's a stacked division, that's for sure.
"You've got undefeated guys like Rashad Evans, Chuck Liddell can knock anybody out with either hand, and then you've got Quinton, Wanderlei, even Wilson Gouveia and Jason Lambert — there are so many guys who are still at the top.
"Then there's Thiago Silva, who beat Houston Alexander, Keith Jardine could make a comeback and Stephan Bonnar will be healthy soon."
To me that sounds like Forrest is stating "anyone BUT him please!" Everyone dodging this guy is getting downright comical.
Glad to hear Wand still has the magic touch. My personal preference is that Rampage wins so we get to see Wanderlei and Rampage 3.