UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta is one of those people that is pushing for an Anderson Silva-Dan Henderson middleweight championship match to be the main event of the first UFC on FOX card in November.
But, first, Silva has to get by Yushin Okami this Saturday at UFC 134, and the UFC needs to work out a deal to sign Henderson, the current Strikeforce light heavyweight champion.
“We don’t have a main event set yet, we’ll find out probably after this Saturday, these fights in Rio, then we’ll set a main event,” Fertitta said. “But it’ll be something big. It’ll be a big fight. I would love to do (Silva vs. Henderson). Anderson just needs a win.”
For Silva, it would be a quick turnaround, as the UFC on FOX card is set for just over two months from this weekend.
The fight would also serve as a rematch of a 2008 bout that saw “The Spider” score a submission victory over Henderson.
“Hendo” worked hard for a rematch, winning his next three fights, including a contest with Michael Bisping at UFC 100 that followed a stint as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter.
But, Henderson and the UFC could not work out a contract and Henderson signed with Strikeforce, eventually winning the light heavyweight title.
Now, with his contract back up again, Henderson and the UFC have been in talks to bring him back to the company. Meanwhile, Henderson has made several remarks that he would like a title-unification bout with the UFC light heavyweight champion.