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UFC NEWS | Machida Eyeing Fight With Dan Henderson Or Chael Sonnen


“I would be really honored to face [Dan Henderson].At 41 years old and competing at such a high level, he’s an example for our sport. The fight he had with ‘Shogun’ was unbelievable. I think we could have a great fight… Actually, I never had an interest in facing [Sonnen], but he did so much trash talking that I started to have an interest because I’m not the kind of person who likes to say a lot of bad stuff about my opponents. I’d rather fight and see what happens. I think that fight could happen, but that will depend on whether or not he fights Anderson [Silva].”

In a recent interview with sherdog.com, former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida discusses his desire to face either Chael Sonnen or Dan Henderson.

However, the likelihood of one of these matchups coming to fruition has yet to be determined. Henderson may be the next to face Jon Jones if Rashad is not successful this weekend against Phil Davis. Sonnen is next in line to face Anderson Silva is he can get past Bisping.

What’s next for “The Dragon”? Who knows at this point but a match up with either Team Quest fighter is one the fans would surely tune in for.

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35 Comments to UFC NEWS | Machida Eyeing Fight With Dan Henderson Or Chael Sonnen

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    I think he should fight Phil Davis after he loses to Rashad this weekend. Other than that I think Chael vs Machida would be pretty awesome.

  2. Joe says:

    Machida vs Shogun 3 should of been the coaches on TUF Brazil as well.
    It would be a rubber match as well even though he never really beat shogun!

  3. BJ Pencil says:

    Shogun III of Loser of Evans/Davis is more like it…

  4. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Machida vs Gustaffson

    • Luke'sFather says:

      i like that idea. i think hendo and machida would be a good fight too, machida may be bale to stay awaqy from the big right and pick him apart but you can never count hendo out.

  5. Chartmonster says:

    First of all Chael will be fighting for the belt so machida will have to wait, same goes for Hendo! They’re only fight top competition right now. C’mon machida work your way up again after that Jones beating you took. If rashad win against Davis there might be a possibility of Hendo v machida.

  6. For Your Consideration says:

    Machida would own Hendo. Hendo could win if he hit Machinda but thats a big if. Machida lost to the best fighter in the hisotry of the sport but also handed him a loosing round in which he looked amazing.

    • Alex Savage says:

      Did you just refer to Jon Jones as the best fighter in the history of the sport? Jon Jones is for sure the best 205’er right now, but I wouldn’t call him the best fighter ever. He’s still got a long way to go before he earns the right to be called the greatest of all time.

  7. chaels says after fight free bloe jobs says:

    For your consideration the best fighter in history serious !!! BJ PENN HANDS DOWN dont get me wrong he good but let’s wait alittle while and see before he’s called the best in the history of the sport

  8. Donnybrook says:

    Both good match-ups… Machida would win both because Hendo wouldn’t be able to land the H-bomb and Sonnen wouldn’t be able to take Lyoto down… even if he did Lyoto would submit him. I see Hendo getting his false teeth kicked out and Chael getting his real teeth booted out as well.

    • DBKlein69 says:

      hendo would knock machida out cold and leave him lying on the mat with his eyes open like jon jones did. chael would ragdoll him in similar fashion to what he did to his friend anderson “my shoulder hurts” silva.

      • Chris says:

        Machida’s wrestling is alot better than Silva’s. Machida would definitely put up a better sprawl.

        • DBKlein69 says:

          my grandmother’s wrestling is better than silva’s. and yes machida would put up a much better sprawl because he is better than silva. why do u think silva became such good friends with him? so he wouldn’t have to fight him. didnt u hear, according to silva, him and jon jones are friends too and that’s why he wont fight him either. basically, andyboy makes friends with ppl he knows he cant beat so he can use that as an excuse as to why he cant fight them. since he cant make friends with sonnen he just makes up injuries to keep that fight from ever happening again. silva would rather jump out of an airplane with no chute than to ever step in that cage with chael sonnen again. and if u saw ufc 117, u would quickly understand why.

      • Donnybrook says:

        LOL… No your wrong.

  9. lex walker says:

    hendo would knock his ass out

  10. lol says:

    Besides Shogun Machida has what it takes to beat anyone.. Shogun was his only krptanite and he let the fight vs Jones slip away and loss a bs decision to rampage..

    Machida is still one of the best dumb trolls and quit talking about phil davis.. That guy freakin sucks and over rated.

    • lex walker says:

      that wasnt a bs decision rampage won it fair n square u should rewatch the fight

      • Donnybrook says:

        Hate is blinding… Machida was robbed, even Rampage knew it himself before his “yes” men convinced him otherwise.

        • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

          Rampage won two out of three rds although the 2nd was close. If it was a 5 round fight I wonder who would have won. Rampage always has excellent cardio.

    • well said pal machida would have defo give jj problems had da fight went on i can see rashad beating him serious he knows all his tendencies im sure 1 big right off rashad jj skinny legs would go defo i do like jj his legs r like mine lol

  11. dana says:

    machida vs hendo = very good fight

    sonnen vs machida = very boring fight lay and pray is sonnens gay way

  12. q says:

    Machida should get Rampage/Bader winner

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