UFC light heavyweight Dan Henderson is considered a legend for many reasons. He’s been in epic brawls, beaten the best of the best, and is as durable as they come. In fact, Henderson has never been stopped with strikes over a fifteen-year career involving 37 scraps.
UFC 157 opponent Lyoto Machida believes he can change that this weekend when the two throw down in the event’s co-headliner, doing the type of damage Henderson’s past foes have failed to produce. Machida recently spoke to the UFC’s website about their tilt where he showed respect for the 42-year old’s abilities and refused to look past Henderson to a promised title-shot.
“I expect Dan Henderson to come very well prepared; he’s very professional in that sense. I will also come very well prepared, and the fans can expect a fight between two fighters that really want to take the next step in their careers.”
“Although he is a tough opponent, a guy that has never been knocked out, I have what it takes to knock Dan Henderson out.”
“I respect Dan Henderson a lot, and it’s a really tough fight. There really is no point in talking about what comes next until I fight him.”
“It’s up to Dana and the UFC. I’ll fight whoever they want me to fight.”
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