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Lyoto Machida: Luke Rockhold ‘is an excellent fight’

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BARUERI, Brazil -- Lyoto Machida made quick work of C.B. Dollaway at UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil, and he wants to be back in action as soon as possible.

The former UFC light heavyweight, who dispatched Dollaway with a kick to the body in 62 seconds in the main event in Barueri, Brazil, wants to stay active, and a bout with Luke Rockhold, who called him out on Twitter right after the finish, is on his radar.

"Maybe yes, maybe no. It depends," Machida said of a fight with Rockhold in the post-fight press conference. "Rockhold is also in the line, so maybe a fight against him is an excellent fight."

Asked if he would be down to fight Rockhold at UFC 184 on Feb. 28, "The Dragon" said he wants to fight at least three times in 2015.

"I think it’s too soon to talk about it, but I want to fight more," he said. "I told the UFC I want to fight more throughout the year. It could happen, but it’s too soon to talk. I want to fight three or four times a year, though."

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