Doesn't Hendo-Machida make perfect sense
There will be no worthy opponent for Machida(or shogun, if one so pleases) for a while after 104. Hendo is a worthy 185 contender, but is not going to get a shot there until atleast April or May.
Hendo is a big name who can certainly hang with anbody in the 205 division, why not have Hendo-Machida in February.
Btw, for anybody wondering about Marquardt, have him face win the winne of Okami-Sonnen for the next title shot after Belfort. Maybe they can finnally do something with the UFC's black sheep, Okami.