More money? Yus!
With UFC 125: Resolution in the books, as usual, we've got a lot of stories coming out of the event. MMA Fighting has world of Couture vs. Machida:
Couture and Lyoto Machida have verbally agreed to meet at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto, MMA Fighting has learned from sources close to the fight. Couture also confirmed the fight when asked by MMA Fighting at UFC 125 on Saturday night.
The event will be the UFC's first in Toronto and will be held at the Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays.
So, it appears that "The Natural" will get his big fight he was angling for, and will NOT be retiring yet. Couture has some filming schedules he has to get ironed out before this can be set in stone...but money talks, Couture is going to make the time one way or another. This is a compelling fight to me, Couture is a master gameplanner, and Machida is still one of the hardest fighters to figure out.
Multiple sources are saying that the headliner for this event will likely be Georges St. Pierre defending his welterweight title against Jake Shields, which was expected, but good to hear none the less. UFC 129 is shaping up to be yet another mega event in Canada.