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| | White: Machida fighting Dan Henderson next
White: Machida fighting Dan Henderson next
White: Machida fighting Dan Henderson next - Mixed Martial Arts News
A light heavyweight battle between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida is in the current UFC plans based on a comment made on Thursday by UFC President Dana White at a luncheon.
In discussion of Machida turning down the originally announced shot at champion Jon Jones at UFC 152 on Sept. 22 in Toronto, White mentioned that he felt Machida made the wrong decision.
"Machida should have taken the fight," said White. "We've seen it, history always repeats itself. Look how long it took Rashad to fight for the title again. So you wanted to fight Jon Jones, you climbed up to the title fight and you don't take it. Now you're fighting f------ Dan Henderson. Now you might not even get to the f------ title again. You lose to Dan Henderson you're not anywhere near Jon Jones."
"You jump on opportunities when they're available. You get a shot at the title, the biggest money fight you can be in, the highest profile fight you can be in. And if you win that f------ fight, the whole world changes overnight."
White didn't talk about a planned date for the fight.