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Dana White wants to see Lyoto Machida vs. Vitor Belfort

Following Lyoto Machida's first round KO win over Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30, the UFC president says he wants to see Machida vs. Vitor Belfort.

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Lyoto Machida made a splash in his Middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night 30, KO'ing Mark Munoz in the first round. That performance by the former Light Heavyweight champ has UFC president Dana White's mind spinning with ideas. Here's what Dana said at the post-fight presser:

"It was huge. Huge. I think, and I'm just talking here as a fan, not as a promoter, I think a lot of people want to see him and Vitor Belfort. That would be a fun fight. Vitor's got to win down in Brazil. And who knows - [Machida] could fight someone else before that. But I'm just saying, as a fan, and speaking for many fans, that's the fight they want to see. At least that's what everyone was screaming at me on the way out of the arena tonight."

Then Machida fielded a question:

"I don't know [who I want to fight next]," Machida said. "My boss, he can decide."

"He said he wants to fight Vitor Belfort - that's what he said," White responded.

Belfort is fighting Dan Henderson at Light Heavyweight at UFC Fight Night 32 on November 9 at Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. Presumably Vitor needs to get a win for the Machida bout to happen in the short term.

SBN coverage of UFC Fight Night 30

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