Well it came straight from the horse’s mouth so to speak. Former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida confirmed earlier today that the rumors are true, he will be fighting Rampage Jackson, another former champ.

Machida tweeted about the fight earlier today;

“My next fight is confirmed and it’s gg to be against Rampage.”

A week earlier, Machida’s opponent Rampage, tweeted that he was in the process of getting the contract signed for his next fight, but didn’t mention who it was against.

The date for the bout has not yet been confirmed, but Lyoto remarked that he thought it would most likely be at the end of 2010.

“The date isn’t confirmed yet, but it’s probably gg to be in the end of the year,” He wrote.