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Dan Henderson: UFC 79 fight with Tito Ortiz ‘possible’ (Audio)

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Note: Tito Ortiz recently announced that he plans to return to action in early 2008. UFC 79 is slated for the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 29, 2007.

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At no time during this interview did the idea of Dan fighting Tito come up. I don't understand why the hell UFC Mania posted that!

Post #2   10/14/07 12:27:27PM   

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i hope it happens that be a good fight

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I hope not. He seriously needs to drop to Middleweight. He could be champion, and be champion for a long time. He might not see another title shot at LHW, with all this craziness. He's in line for an immediate title shot if he drops. Henderson has to be the luckiest guy in the UFC right now. He just had a title shot, and he can easily get another, in a division that he's a bigger guy in, and HE WANTS TO FIGHT AGAIN FOR A TITLE SHOT AGAINST A GUY WHO BEAT HIM?!

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I think he'd beat Tito, better striking and better wrestling. I do think Hendo's a better MW then he is LHW, but he still KO'd one of the best of all time at LHW, and took Rampage farther then Chuck ever could.

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Posted by Scott_Revels

I hope not. He seriously needs to drop to Middleweight. He could be champion, and be champion for a long time. He might not see another title shot at LHW, with all this craziness. He's in line for an immediate title shot if he drops. Henderson has to be the luckiest guy in the UFC right now. He just had a title shot, and he can easily get another, in a division that he's a bigger guy in, and HE WANTS TO FIGHT AGAIN FOR A TITLE SHOT AGAINST A GUY WHO BEAT HIM?!



That's the Team Quest way...they all seem to take the tougher road...as it is a better test for themselves. I know it seems odd, but he'd rather fight better competition than have the glory. As bad as I want him to drop to MW as well, it's hard not to respect his decision not to.

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Posted by cmill21

I think he'd beat Tito, better striking and better wrestling. I do think Hendo's a better MW then he is LHW, but he still KO'd one of the best of all time at LHW, and took Rampage farther then Chuck ever could.



I agree...I don't see Tito being too great of a threat for him.

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Posted by grappler0000


Posted by cmill21

I think he'd beat Tito, better striking and better wrestling. I do think Hendo's a better MW then he is LHW, but he still KO'd one of the best of all time at LHW, and took Rampage farther then Chuck ever could.



I agree...I don't see Tito being too great of a threat for him.



Same arguments about Hendo over and over. His wrestling is stellar no doubt, but not when he's fighting people who are walking into the fight weighing 20-30 pounds heavier than him. It's the reason he wasn't able to man-handle Quinton. SPeaking purely about wrestling skill, Tito is a better wrestler than Quinton.

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Posted by nubby

Same arguments about Hendo over and over. His wrestling is stellar no doubt, but not when he's fighting people who are walking into the fight weighing 20-30 pounds heavier than him. It's the reason he wasn't able to man-handle Quinton. SPeaking purely about wrestling skill, Tito is a better wrestler than Quinton.



I'll have to disagree with you. Rampage has been able to hang with Team Quest on two occasions. When Tito tried, he got spanked...literally.

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Posted by grappler0000


Posted by nubby

Same arguments about Hendo over and over. His wrestling is stellar no doubt, but not when he's fighting people who are walking into the fight weighing 20-30 pounds heavier than him. It's the reason he wasn't able to man-handle Quinton. SPeaking purely about wrestling skill, Tito is a better wrestler than Quinton.



I'll have to disagree with you. Rampage has been able to hang with Team Quest on two occasions. When Tito tried, he got spanked...literally.



LOL. I love that fight. I hope he stays at LHW though, I know he could be champ and I think he would win the rematch with Rampage. As for Tito I think this will blast Hendo into the american fanbase. He would definitley destroy Tito, I would love to see him drop with a overhand right

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I'd rather see Hendo back at MW. With that said, I think he'd beat Tito. It's be a good match, with both being strong individuals with a great wrestling background. However, Hendo WILL win that fight, if it ever happens. If this fight doesn't happen, I hope he returns to 185. Besides, the MW division needs some more fighters with that kind of talent. Right now you have Silva, Franklin, and then everybody else.

Post #11   10/15/07 12:31:39PM