UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones, spoke to Espn and expressed his disinterest in a possible rematch with Lyoto Machida, a man he beat at UFC 140.
”I don’t want to fight Lyoto Machida. He was my lowest pay-per-view draw of last year. No one wants to see me fight Lyoto Machida.
I don’t want to fight Lyoto again. Lyoto is high risk and low reward. He’s a tough fighter, but no one wants to buy that fight.
Between [Mauricio] Shogun [Rua], [Quinton] Rampage [Jackson] and Rashad [Evans], Lyoto was my lowest draw. Why would I want to fight someone where it’s a lose-lose situation? I won’t make money on it. And he’s a tricky fighter.”
In all fairness, Jones vs. Machida was set as the main event for UFC 140 in Toronto, roughly five weeks prior to the event. This left the UFC with less time than usual to really promote the event.