Here’s news that isn’t particularly shocking, the UFC has inked former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (pictured) to a multi-fight contract extension.
Machida’s longtime manager, Ed Soares, recently confirmed the signing via Twitter.
“It’s a done deal!!! Thank you @lorenzofertitta @danawhite @ufc,” Soares posted.
As customary with all UFC contracts, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Machida – who has competed in the UFC since February 2007, compiling a 12-4 record along the way – entered free agency with plenty of leverage after putting Mark Munoz to sleep in his UFC middleweight debut last month.
Given the 35-year-old’s credentials, the impressiveness of his last performance, popularity with fans (particularly in his homeland of Brazil) and the fact the promotion previously announced his next fight will be against Gegard Mousasi, “The Dragon’s” re-signing was merely a formality.