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Old 11-09-2012, 08:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Dan Henderson says he'll face Lyoto Machida at UFC 156

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It appears that Dan Henderson be trying to regain his UFC light heavyweight title shot on February 2nd. In a live interview on Spike TV's Uncensored Live, Hendo confirmed that he will be facing former champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 156. The bout is probably a number one contender's bout, considering both men have claims for a title shot already.

Henderson (29-8) was scheduled to face champion Jon Jones at UFC 151, but was forced to pull out late with a knee injury. Due to the late notice and the champ's decision not to face replacement Chael Sonnen, the card was scrapped. Jones has now been booked as an Ultimate Fighter 17 coach against Sonnen, and the two men will face off on April 27th. Meanwhile, Hendo has been rehabbing his knee and Dana White made it known that Hendo would need to win another fight before he got another title shot. Enter the Dragon.

Machida (18-3) had apparently earned a title shot with an extremely impressive performance against Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4, knocking him out in the second round. But in the UFC 151 fallout, Machida turned down a short-notice title fight against Jones (the guy that choked him unconscious at UFC 140), and was put back into the queue as a result.

The main event of UFC 156 is a featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar. If what Hendo said on Uncensored is true and the two men do meet in Vegas on February 2nd, this would have to be the co-main event.
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Not sure if the official date and place has been posted. Hope to god Dan lands that big shot and get's a title shot.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Keep hoping. Outside of Jones, Machida is by far the worst possible match up for Hendo, he won't be lured into a brawl like Shogun was. Machida will light him up the whole fight.

Don't know if it goes the distance or if Hendo gets stopped but no matter what, the Dragon will leave Las Vegas with a decisive and dominant victory.
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Keep hoping. Outside of Jones, Machida is by far the worst possible match up for Hendo, he won't be lured into a brawl like Shogun was. Machida will light him up the whole fight.

Don't know if it goes the distance or if Hendo gets stopped but no matter what, the Dragon will leave Las Vegas with a decisive and dominant victory.
I'm thinking the exact same thing. Hendo has heart as a main weapon, but technical/smart fighters (especially the top ranked ones with few holes in their games such as machida) seem to be his achille's heel

I actually think Machida is a worst matchup for him than Jones is because Jones still seems to be somewhat emotional, while Machida is more cool and calculated.

I'd be very surprised if hendo wins this one.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Not much of a fan of this one. Joe silva, in my opinion has done a shitty job at 205 lately.
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:08 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Keep hoping. Outside of Jones, Machida is by far the worst possible match up for Hendo, he won't be lured into a brawl like Shogun was. Machida will light him up the whole fight.

Don't know if it goes the distance or if Hendo gets stopped but no matter what, the Dragon will leave Las Vegas with a decisive and dominant victory.
You and I haven't seen eye to eye on almost anything in the last few weeks but I agree 100%. I actually think that Hendo would have had a better chance against Jon, not that he would have beaten him. I just think that Lyoto is a far more dangerous to a guy like Hendo than Jon.
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Machida will (T)KO Henderson, you heard it here first. Hendo is a big hype job, yes he was a very good MW but he is not a great LHW. He looked sloppy and slow against Shogun and barely won because Shogun is back to his old poor-cardio Mark Coleman version of himself, and he beat Fedor when he was shot and lost to Jake Shields of all people.
A technical, elite LHW like Machida will expose the hype job that Hendo is at LHW. My 2 cents.
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This is a fun fight. Hendo chucking bombs while Machida peppers him.
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Machida will (T)KO Henderson, you heard it here first. Hendo is a big hype job, yes he was a very good MW but he is not a great LHW. He looked sloppy and slow against Shogun and barely won because Shogun is back to his old poor-cardio Mark Coleman version of himself, and he beat Fedor when he was shot and lost to Jake Shields of all people.
A technical, elite LHW like Machida will expose the hype job that Hendo is at LHW. My 2 cents.
Well your 2 cents doesn't mean much.

Hype job? How can a 41 year old who has been in the sport over a decade be any sort of hype job? What on earth are you babbling about?

He absolutely destroyed Shogun until he gassed in the 4th round, because he is focking 41 years old and doesn't take rounds off. DESTROYED. Last I checked Shogun was a top 5 LHW. Last I checked he beat Machida twice.

Clueless you are.

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This is a fun fight. Hendo chucking bombs while Machida peppers him.
I see visions of the Page/Machida fight. Which AIN'T NO FUN to me.

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Good fight, wish it were five rounds. Henderson is likely going to fight this one the same way he fought Calvalcante, lay back counter punch and wait for the big right.
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Machida will (T)KO Henderson, you heard it here first. Hendo is a big hype job, yes he was a very good MW but he is not a great LHW. He looked sloppy and slow against Shogun and barely won because Shogun is back to his old poor-cardio Mark Coleman version of himself, and he beat Fedor when he was shot and lost to Jake Shields of all people.
A technical, elite LHW like Machida will expose the hype job that Hendo is at LHW. My 2 cents.
That's insane. To just toss aside wins vs Shogun and Fedor as nothing. Even if they weren't at their peak, they were/are still very talented and dangerous fighters. Also no respect for Feijao? Dude was a top 10 LHW at the time he fought Hendo.
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