Machida turned down (and rightfully so) a fight at UFC 152 and not 151, there was nothing he could do to save that card.
The reporter is just being a dick and he probably knows it.
Haters gonna hate...
Lyoto Machida, former UFC LHW hamp
Future UFC MW Champ
Benavidez, Barao, Aldo, Nate, Nick, Lyoto, TBD, JDS
Forever hanging in Anderson Silva nuts