Report: UFC Working On Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
By FCF Staff
In the aftermath of Dan Henderson’s knee injury, the cancellation of UFC 151, and Lyoto Machida turning down a September 22nd bout with Jon Jones– it appears as though Henderson and Machida could be fighting soon.
Despite Henderson’s well documented knee injury, he reportedly does not require surgery, and the legendary fighter could be ready to compete before the year is out. According to a report from MMA Fighting, UFC President Dana White has alluded to the possibility of Henderson fighting Machida next, and another source has confirmed that the promotion is working on the bout.
Henderson (29-8) hasn’t competed since last November when the 42 year-old scored a unanimous decision win over Mauricio Rua. The Team Quest fighter has won four straight fights.
Machida (18-3) had worked his way into a title by knocking out Ryan Bader in August, but after he turned down the opportunity to rematch Jones at UFC 152, White has decided that the former champ will no longer compete for the belt next.
Jones, who submitted Machida in December, is scheduled to fight Vitor Belfort next Saturday.