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Friday, 09/28/2012, 11:27 am

Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson Being “Worked Out” Confirms UFC Boss | UFC NEWS


When Dan Henderson pulled out of his UFC 151 date with Jon Jones and Lyoto Machida, who earned a title shot with his first round KO over Ryan Bader, turned down a short-notice title shot at UFC 152, the UFC’s light-heavyweight division got shook up.

In came Vitor Belfort, a middleweight and former champion on three-weeks-notice, who lasted almost four-full rounds with the champion before an eventual submission that cost him the fight.

UFC president Dana White confirmed to reporters yesterday that the two men (Machida & Hendo) will now likely have to face each other in order to determine the new line towards the title.

“Machida will probably fight Dan (Henderson). Still working it all out,” said the UFC boss.

Dan Henderson originally earned his title shot in what is still considered one of the best fights in MMA history against “Shogun” Rua. However, with the injuries, turned down fights and cancelled events it looks like he must now prove himself once again as the rightful challenger to the Jones throne and face off with Machida.

No date or venue was given by the UFC President at the time of this report.

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11 Comments to Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson Being “Worked Out” Confirms UFC Boss | UFC NEWS

  1. the original steve says:

    why is machida even getting a chance? he didn’t want a title shot last time he was offered it.

  2. Mike says:

    alright so every now and again i come to make a comment. and the name and email are already filled in with someone else’s info. im not mike. im the original steve now i have his email. all i have to do is put it in the search bar on facebook and now i know who he is and what school he goes to and what town he lives in. do something about this.

  3. Nuthugger says:

    The Dragon will beat Hendo. I can’t see Hendo being fast enough to get close enough to land his right, and that’s all he has really. In my opinion, he isn’t anywhere near good enough.

    • the original steve says:

      only has a right hand? i think you forgot he is an olympic wrestler

      • Nuthugger says:

        He won’t get near Machida to use it and he is right hand happy anyway. I see nowhere that he can win this. He wont be using wrestling, he’ll be telegraphing the right.

        • Brett says:

          If Shogun can get to Machida, then Im pretty Sure Hendo can get to him. I think its a toss-up. Would love to see this fight! War Hendo!!

  4. Me says:

    I don’t understand why Dan needs to fight Machida. He is the #1 contender when he got injured and he still is in my opinion. The LWH is quite a tricky one too be honest, I believe Shogun & Alexander are 1 win of a titleshot, We have Sonnen fighting Forrest in December & Glover who won’t fight Machida. So if Dan did fight Jones next I wonder what would happen to Machida.

  5. killaj says:

    what kind of ranking system does the UFC use? seems like its whatever mood somebody is in…dan henderson should still be next to fight jones.

  6. 123 says:

    very good fight this, if dan henderson ever fights jon jones he will get taken down, elbowed & worn out… then submitted.

  7. Ryan Prieur says:

    I think shogun deserves a shot over machinda! He smashed machida out, and his fight with hendo was extremely close, he evon won the last two rounds in my opinion! Hendo should get the shot, then shogun. Machida should put together a few more top contender wins in my opinion

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