UFC prez says Machida-Henderson likely, scratches head at Machida-St-Pierre

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grappler0000
9/27/12 5:58:24PM
A light-heavyweight bout between ex-champs Lyoto Machida (18-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) and Dan Henderson (29-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC) is still in the works, UFC President Dana White today said.

"We're still working it all out," said White, who did not give a timetable for the proposed fight.

The matchup is widely expected to have title implications. But according to White, it's become suddenly difficult to find a title contender for current champ Jon Jones, who recently notched his fourth straight title defense...

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Shawn91111
9/27/12 6:01:35PM
As a Hendo fan I dont really like this fight for Hendo. Dont see him winning.
shaneTpain
9/27/12 6:18:24PM
i`m also scratching my head at Machida-GSP... I`m a big Dragon fan but he isn`t worthy of jumping in the cage with Rush (yet). I mean.. the dude lost to Rampage!!

But Hendo-Dragon is a fight I`d pay for extremely intriguing & definitely exciting
prozacnation1978
9/27/12 6:48:36PM
i still say this will happen in 2013 superbowl card or brazil event
Bubbles
9/27/12 6:56:32PM
neither fight interests me. Maybe once I can see GSP healthy and back to his dominant ways then ok, but not now.
grappler0000
9/27/12 6:58:21PM

Posted by shaneTpain

i`m also scratching my head at Machida-GSP... I`m a big Dragon fan but he isn`t worthy of jumping in the cage with Rush (yet). I mean.. the dude lost to Rampage!!




Hendo also lost to Rampage. I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean though. I mean, I understand that he looked like shit against Bader and he's probably nearing the end of his career now, but I don't think that disqualifies everything he's done in the sport. Not to mention, it was close enough fight that many people thought it went the other way...and fightmetric considered it a draw.
postman
9/27/12 7:45:56PM

Posted by grappler0000


Posted by shaneTpain

i`m also scratching my head at Machida-GSP... I`m a big Dragon fan but he isn`t worthy of jumping in the cage with Rush (yet). I mean.. the dude lost to Rampage!!




Hendo also lost to Rampage. I'm not sure what that's supposed to mean though. I mean, I understand that he looked like shit against Bader and he's probably nearing the end of his career now, but I don't think that disqualifies everything he's done in the sport. Not to mention, it was close enough fight that many people thought it went the other way...and fightmetric considered it a draw.



I think Machida has done more then enough to deserve a fight with GSP at 185. I seriously am over UFC titles I just want awesome fights. I love that Vitor got a crack at Jon Jones. I'm intrested in cool fights with the best fighters fighting.
prophecy033
9/27/12 8:04:27PM
Looks like a gay pride parade up at the top
Dberntson
9/27/12 9:31:33PM
Although it would be a good fight, this makes no sense to me unless Jones is out for 6+ months. If he can fight before then, Hendo vs Jones is the fight to make. Why risk a losing one of the few remaining #1 contenders that jones hasn't fought. Plus Hendo and Jones have unfinished business that could sell the fight. Hendo vs Dragon can take place late 2013. Sometimes I get the feeling Dana dislikes Hendo.
Shawn91111
9/27/12 9:34:42PM

Posted by Dberntson

Although it would be a good fight, this makes no sense to me unless Jones is out for 6+ months. If he can fight before then, Hendo vs Jones is the fight to make. Why risk a losing one of the few remaining #1 contenders that jones hasn't fought. Plus Hendo and Jones have unfinished business that could sell the fight. Hendo vs Dragon can take place late 2013. Sometimes I get the feeling Dana dislikes Hendo.




I dont really feel thats true. They have always had a joking, give ribs and jabs type of relationship it seems and bust each others balls when they can.
Budgellism
9/27/12 10:10:45PM

Posted by Shawn91111

As a Hendo fan I dont really like this fight for Hendo. Dont see him winning.



Agreed. Bad style match up for him. One of the worst styles he could go against imo.
bjj1605
9/27/12 10:42:45PM

Posted by shaneTpain

the dude lost to Rampage!!



Officially speaking, yes, he did. But not in the real world.

I think Machida would beat Hendo by a decisive UD.
ghandikush
9/27/12 11:00:50PM

Posted by bjj1605


Posted by shaneTpain

the dude lost to Rampage!!



Officially speaking, yes, he did. But not in the real world.

I think Machida would beat Hendo by a decisive UD.



Hendo should have drawn with prime rampage and machida definitely won that fight.
tcunningham
9/27/12 11:18:25PM

Posted by Shawn91111

As a Hendo fan I dont really like this fight for Hendo. Dont see him winning.



im in the same boat. i think machida is a bad matchup for hendo. hendo does well in wars but i think he could really have problems with machida's elusiveness. id probably still pick hendo though, he's one of those fighters that make it very hard to bet against.
postman
9/28/12 7:32:36AM
I feel like other then the Bisping fight everyone always thinks ____________ is a bad match up for Dan. Well maybe not Jake Shields and we know how that went. That being said I think Machida is a bad style match up for Hendo
Dberntson
9/28/12 7:38:17AM

Posted by Shawn91111


Posted by Dberntson
Sometimes I get the feeling Dana dislikes Hendo.




I dont really feel thats true. They have always had a joking, give ribs and jabs type of relationship it seems and bust each others balls when they can.



I am more or less basing this off of Hendos first run in the UFC where Dana screwed him out of a rematch with Silva after the Bisping KO and the his exodist to Strikeforce.