Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida appear to have a date for their possible No. 1 contender match, as Henderson told MMA Uncensored Live Thursday that they will collide at UFC 156: Aldo vs. Edgar. The card is set for February 2 from Las Vegas.
“I was told that it should be Super Bowl weekend,” Henderson said.
Henderson was scheduled to face Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title this past September after waiting several months for his shot at the belt. However, a knee injury suffered in training forced “Hendo” out.
Machida, a former UFC light heavyweight champion, was named the No. 1 contender after defeating Ryan Bader. “The Dragon,” though, turned down a short-notice bout with Jones and UFC president Dana White has said he is no longer at the top of the list as far as contenders go.