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  • 04-23-2014, 09:29 AM
    Javier Mendez expects Daniel Cormier to fight Dan Henderson at UFC 173
    "That's what we're planning for," Mendez said of Cormier's calendar come May 24th. "Going against the H-bomb."

    The date would be a quick turnaround for Henderson, as the 43-year-old was nearly knocked out twice during a recent March 23rd skirmish against Shogun Rua at UFC Fight Night 38.

    "In that regard, it might be a little surprising," Mendez acknowledged. "Because I would think that maybe you'd want a little more time off. But you know what, maybe his thought process is, ‘I'm in shape now. I'm older, it's harder to stay in shape. Why don't I just take care of it now since I'm in shape?' That's what I would be thinking."

    In part due to Henderson's age, and in part due to the beating Henderson sustained against Rua, Cormier has already been labeled an overwhelming favorite to defeat the veteran on his way to an inevitable light heavyweight title shot.

    But, Mendez warns, the assumption that Cormier will handle Henderson with ease is both dangerous and misguided.

    "If you watch [Henderson vs. Rashad Evans at UFC 161]... it could've gone either way, in my opinion. Yeah, Evans won that fight, but it could've gone either way," Mendez explained. "When Daniel was fighting Evans (at UFC 170), a lot of people didn't think Daniel was going to steamroll Evans.

    "So here we got a guy (Henderson) that actually could've taken it from Evans when they just fought not too long ago. Outside of Vitor Belfort blowing him out, who's blown him out? Machida was a split decision also. So for us to think that we're going to blow him away, that's pretty ridiculous. He's very dangerous and very experienced, and we have to be cautious about that."
  • 04-09-2014, 09:42 PM
    Daniel Cormier may potentially land on UFC 173, either against Dan Henderson or Ryan Bader
  • 04-02-2014, 11:01 PM
    Cormier has too much of a gastank for Hendo at this point... similar fighting styles or not. The guy is 43 and can still knock out a mastodon... but I wish he'd take a breather for the next 40 years.
  • 04-02-2014, 08:54 PM
    Daniel Cormier vs Dan Henderson winner at UFC 175 earns Light Heavyweight title fight
    Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is lining up its Light Heavyweight championship contenders, with the winner of Daniel Cormier vs. Dan Henderson at UFC 175 earning a spot behind Glover Teixeira and Alexander Gustafsson.

    The juicy nugget was shared on "UFC Tonight" earlier this evening, with the 205-pound match still just requiring signatures to be made official.
  • 04-02-2014, 07:50 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Word going around is the reason that Dana shot down Ariel's announcement of the actual matchup because they're waiting until Hendo can get medical clearance after the Shogun bout, so it's tentatively booked/agreed to but they're holding their breath until Hendo gets the OK.
  • 04-02-2014, 01:21 PM
    BonerNose was indoctrined by the mindnumbing forces of the Illuminati. It is the all-encompassing explanation for his immaturity and ignorance! All hail Satan!
  • 04-02-2014, 09:45 AM
    IrishX(aka bornbear)
    I think this might be the best possible matchup for Hendo at this time. Cormier isn't exactly known for his speed and that seems to be Dan's biggest obstacle against opponents currently.
  • 04-01-2014, 10:03 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Quote Originally Posted by The Return Of...... View Post
    This has April Fools written all over it. Has it been confirmed?
    Meltzer was talking about it this morning and he's not an "April Fooler". Meltzer was talking about being afraid for Hendo with this matchup and went into depth on them pushing this bout with the hopes of building Cormier and keeping his busy since they'll want to go immediately to Jones/Goose II if he passes Texeira and Rashad is gonna be out for a while...
  • 04-01-2014, 08:47 PM
    I think we can all agree it's a douchey comment, at the very least.
  • 04-01-2014, 08:19 PM
    The Return Of......
    This has April Fools written all over it. Has it been confirmed?
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