Dana White Changes Decision, Reveals Bader & Machida Also Up for Title Shot

It didn’t take UFC president, Dana White long to hear what the fans wanted after announcing that either Mauricio “Shogun” Rua or Brandon Vera would earn a UFC light-heavyweight title shot after Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 4. To his credit, White gave the fans what they wanted and now we’ll have to wait and see if his newest plan will work.

After insisting that Rua and Vera were the only possibilities to emerge as No. 1 contender, White told USA Today that co-main event fighters Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader are also in consideration.

A final determination will be made upon the completion of Saturday night’s fights, with White telling the paper that “whoever wins the most impressively” will be granted the title shot.

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