Dana White: Machida Is Fighting Dan Henderson Next | UFC NEWS

September 15, 2012 10:26 am by bjpenn.com staff 34 Comments
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With all the injuries, cancellations and switching of opponents in the past several months, headlines have shifted to everything from he/said-she/said to who-is-fighting-who and so on.

Up until now what we have failed to get a grasp on who will Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida, men who are simultaneous #1 contenders, fight next now that Belfort has leapfrogged the divisions best?

According to UFC president Dana White it looks like they will face each other. Here is the quote from the presidents luncheon conducted last Thursday.

“Machida should have taken the fight. We’ve seen it, history always repeats itself. Look how long it took Rashad to fight for the title again. So you wanted to fight Jon Jones, you climbed up to the title fight and you don’t take it. Now you’re fighting f—— Dan Henderson. Now you might not even get to the f—— title again. You lose to Dan Henderson you’re not anywhere near Jon Jones. You jump on opportunities when they’re available. You get a shot at the title, the biggest money fight you can be in, the highest profile fight you can be in. And if you win that f—— fight, the whole world changes overnight.”

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