Dan Henderson (29-8) says he’s feeling good even though his knee has yet to fully heal from an injury back in late August, early September.
“I’m feeling good,” said Henderson to TATAME. “My knee is still not 100%, but I’ve been training, but not at full steam. I think in a month I will be training and 100% focused for this fight.”
Henderson returns to face Lyoto Machida (18-3). In late 2012, both were pegged for a future light heavyweight championship shot. Henderson lost his spot when he was injured before UFC 151, causing the show to be cancelled. Machida declined to step up and fight on short notice, so he lost is spot.
“I think this will be a very tough fight,” said Henderson. “Lyoto is an outstanding fighter, has many qualities, but hopefully I can do better.”
They were recently moved to the UFC 157 card from the Honda Center in California on February 23. It’s not clear what role this fight will play when it comes to figuring out who’s next to challenge for the light heavyweight championship.