Dana White: Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson For Number One Contender

UFC President, Dana White has revealed that recent light heavyweight title contenders, Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson will have to battle each other for a shot at the 205 pound title after both fighters blew opportunities at the champ as of late.

White, speaking via MMAFighting, said:

“[Machida] should have taken the fight. We’ve seen it, history always repeats itself. Look how long it took Rashad (Evans) 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 fucking Dan Henderson. Now you might not even get to the fucking 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 fight, the fucking whole world changes overnight.”

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