Two exceptionally talented light heavyweights in need of a win could see action against each other in the near future, as UFC President Dana White recently revealed his matchmaking team is considering a clash between Rashad Evans and Dan Henderson. Evans suffered a surprising decision loss to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156, while Henderson’s effort against Lyoto Machida last weekend wasn’t quite enough to land him the judges’ nod.
Evans expressed interest in mixing it up with Mauricio Rua during Fuel TV’s coverage of UFC 157, though White dismissed the possibility before pointing to Henderson as the more likely option.
Henderson (29-9) had won four fights in a row before falling on the scorecards to Machida and owns past victories over the likes of Rua, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, Rich Franklin, and Fedor Emelianenko. Comparably, Evans is 17-3-1 with notable triumphs against Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Quinton Jackson.
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