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Dan Henderson Might Fight at UFC 79

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http://mmajunkie.com/2007/10/29/report-dan-henderson-might-fight-at-ufc-79/#comments

Dan Henderson, who most recently lost a unanimous decision to UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson in September, may return to the octagon Dec. 29 at UFC 79.

The news come from Bubba The Love Sponge, who recently spoke to Henderson in Las Vegas. The Sirius Satellite Radio host mentioned the encounter during today’s episode of his show, and the news also appeared on the show’s official website, BTLS.com. (MMAjunkie.com is a content-partner site of BTLS.com.)

According to Bubba, Henderson wouldn’t name his possible opponent but did mention that he may be dropping to 185 pounds for the fight. That’s actually news itself. In a post-UFC 77 press conference earlier this month, UFC President Dana White said he wants Henderson to drop to middleweight but that the fighter seemed opposed to the idea.

Henderson has one fight remaining on his current contract, which was acquired when the UFC’s owners purchased PRIDE earlier this year (though not all of the fighters’ contracts were transferable). Although Henderson recently stated he was unhappy with the UFC’s initial offer, he said he was optimistic a deal would be reached.

A new deal would likely need to be in place before the UFC would officially book Henderson for his next fight.

UFC 79 takes place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas and features a main event between UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra and former champ Matt Hughes.

Post #1   10/29/07 6:46:36PM   

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Wow. I don't think that Silva would be fighting again this soon, so who could it be? Not Franklin, mabye Okami?

Post #2   10/29/07 6:50:37PM   

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That would be the best card in UFC history.

Post #3   10/29/07 6:52:24PM   

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Sweet, UFC 79 is going to be a great card. I don't care if he moves to 185 or not, I actually rather him stay at 205 because imo he has the best chance of beating Rampage. I know a middleweight showdown with Silva would be sick, but what after that? There would be no one but him and Anderson. And that would be lame.

Post #4   10/29/07 6:56:08PM   

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well, i don't see anybody in the MW division who can beat hendo, except of course silva !!

so, it will be a surprise if silva fight again so soon but he was not injuree against rich and it may be a possibility !!

hughes destroying serra and silva / hendo will be enough for me to be happy !! LOL !!





Post #5   10/29/07 6:57:50PM   

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henderson needs to fight somebody soon, who cares if its at 185 or 205. i want him to pick a weight class and fight

Post #6   10/29/07 7:01:49PM   

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Posted by chokesetterjake

henderson needs to fight somebody soon, who cares if its at 185 or 205. i want him to pick a weight class and fight

Post #7   10/29/07 7:14:18PM   

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Give him Cote. I know it is know dream match, but that boy has got a hard head. He might put up quite a fight. And then again, he may not.

Post #8   10/29/07 8:56:12PM   

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I'm 85% sure it's Silva

Post #9   10/29/07 9:10:33PM   

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its gonna be Mike Swick?

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bubba is the shit i love that show

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My guess on who he'll fight: Marquardt.

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Posted by EvilScott

My guess on who he'll fight: Marquardt.




that does seem like a likley opp. since he hasnt fought either in a good time and is comin off a the lose to silvia so it would be good to delay hendo vs silvia cause thats really one of the few matchs left to legitemently give anderson a challenge

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I think they will make him fight Silva....it's kind of lame considering that they "Unified" the Pride belt once already at a different wieght class using Dan...but sadly repetition does work.

Post #14   10/30/07 12:44:50AM   

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even if henderson had left the belts in japan, the fans would still be calling this a title unification. And the end of the day, silva is on top of his game and looking somewhat invincible right now.. henderson is a great style matchup, and a chin that beat up jackson's fist. I'd love to see this fight.

i hate editing my posts..

if this fight is too soon for silva, what about ortiz? i know hes waiting for his shit to heal, and he probably wants no part in hendo but....?

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