Winner of Machida/Henderson earns next lightheavyweight title fight


The winner of UFC 157's co-main event between Dan Henderson (29-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Lyoto Machida (18-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) is expected to get a title shot, according to UFC President Dana White.

"Whoever wins that fight will fight the winner of Jones-Sonnen," White said today, referring to the UFC 159 headliner between champ Jon Jones and challenger Chael Sonnen.

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Allen Hood site profile image  

2/22/13 8:46 PM by Allen Hood

They deserve it

WikiTheWalrus site profile image  

2/22/13 8:43 PM by WikiTheWalrus

I just think it's funny that both of these guys had the next title shot already, never got the title shot for one reason or another, but a guy who isn't even ranked and lost his last fight at a lower weight class is guaranteed a shot because he talks a bunch of trash."The next title shot" means fuck all in the UFC. The determining factor is purely the whim of the promoters, not the performance of the fighters.

Hungry4Stink site profile image  

2/22/13 8:37 PM by Hungry4Stink

After 155 Dana said Cormier could be next to fight Jones.

Phisher site profile image  

2/22/13 8:36 PM by Phisher

Yeah, and he's recently claimed that the winner of Mousasi/Gustafsson fight and Daniel Cormier are in the mix in addition to the winner of this fight. He also said that there could be a Jones/Silva superfight in the fall. Dude's all over the place.

WikiTheWalrus site profile image  

2/22/13 8:33 PM by WikiTheWalrus

Machida: title shot after KO won vs. Bader, later taken away because Machida wouldn't fight Jones on two weeks notice.Henderson: Title shot ended due to training injury, now must beat Machida for title shot.Sonnen: Not ranked, lost last fight at 185, guaranteed next title shot after TUF.Dana White: "This time we really really mean it. The winner gets the next title shot, well, unless they refuse a short notice fight, get injured, or another guy loses in a lower weight class and talks a bunch of trash. But until that happens, the title shot definitely goes to the winner of this fight. Really for real this time."

KingofBJJ site profile image  

2/22/13 4:23 PM by KingofBJJ

It sounds like all of you are starting to see through Dana aka "The Ultimate Con Man (UCM)".He is sounding more and more like Don King. All he needs to do now is start uttering senseless phrases like King, "God Bless America!" or some other patriotic nonsense in an attempt to cover his true intentions.If Dan wins, and he should, I just don't think the UCM will allow it.

newbornbabynoob site profile image  

2/22/13 1:31 PM by newbornbabynoob

If Henderson wins he won't get a title shot. I guarantee it. Because that's the kind of person Dana is.

Dana Van Gogh site profile image  

2/22/13 1:13 PM by Dana Van Gogh

What confuses me is I get Dan was supposed to get the shot and hurt his knee. So Jon took another fight and then Chael talked his way in.But Gus was told with Shogun if he won he got the title shot.. He won but had to fight Gegard? Not sure if it was a waiting game that he didn't wanna play or what

Loadin76 site profile image  

2/22/13 12:36 PM by Loadin76

Heard that before... Dana needs to just stop.

MasterofMartialArts site profile image  

2/22/13 12:32 PM by MasterofMartialArts

Winner = TITLE SHOTLoser = CUTAll or nothing.