Daniel Cormier & Dan Henderson Verbally Agree To Battle For A Title Shot At UFC 175

On Monday of this week fans heard rumor of Daniel Cormier and Dan Henderson potentially doing battle with one another this July 5th, at UFC 175 in Las Vegas.

This evening on “UFC Tonight,” fans are hearing that the Cormier vs. Henderson light-heavyweight fight has been “verbally agreed to” and that the winner of the match will get the next title shot after Alexander Gustafsson:

The bout is apt to be the co-main event at the Nevada event, and in support of the headlining Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida middleweight title fight, and is a match that will pit two friends against one another.

Cormier and Henderson are ranked numbers five and six in their division, respectively and both bring a great deal of momentum to the table.

Cormier is 14 – 0 in his career, never been in trouble in a fight, and is a threat to take a title in either the heavyweight or light-heavyweight divisions.

On the other hand, Henderson, although he’s struggled of late, just snapped a three fight losing streak in Natal, Brazil, when he dispatched Maurício Rua by way of a thunderous third round TKO. With the win, “Hendo” breathed new life into his title dreams. Concordantly, he now finds himself a win away from his third shot at UFC title glory.  

Going into the fight Henderson will be disadvantaged in age – 43 vs. 35 – and will, for the first time in a while, be fighting without the aid of his TRT medication. However, “Hendo” has a wealth of fight experience on his side – 27 more fights than Cormier – a heck of a chin, and, as always, his mighty right.   

Will the aging slugger be able to beat the formidable and powerful Cormier?

Fans would probably guess that the odds are long. However, by the look of the punch that sent Mauricio Rua flying across the Natal cage, smashing “Shogun’s” nose, Henderson reminded all that he’s in the fight until it’s either over or he’s out cold on the mat.

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16 Comments

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    soiWANNABEafighter

    April 2, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Holy fugging schit! I love it! – I know Hendo (after being 3-1 in his last 4) should have had at least 2 more wins before getting a title shot (at least in the world of mma-math), but in real life I could not wish for a more exiting match-up than Hendo vs Jones.

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    grandslam

    April 2, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    What a load of crap!

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      grandslam

      April 3, 2014 at 1:26 am

      Hendo looked flat footed and OLD in his last fight before the knockout punch. And now he is in line to fight Cormier?? This will make Jon Jones to repeat the same thing that he said after Cormier's last fight…. "Fight Someone who isn't a can first"!

      I repeat- what a load of crap!

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    TheXperience

    April 2, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    Nite-Nite Danny Boii… !! DC is gonna WRECK Hendo… I was really hoping they would not make this fight.

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    Ivy

    April 3, 2014 at 2:54 am

    Come ON UFC. Give us a BETTER match for DC, and stop letting Hendo dictate who he fights.

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    griffin

    April 3, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Hendo shouldve left while on top.

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    Garson

    April 3, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I mean I love Hendo but this feels like a set up to give DC a fast way to the title shot if he wins vs Hendo.

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    apocalypse123

    April 3, 2014 at 10:26 am

    This just in Nick Diaz verbally agrees with himself to fight for the title in July

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    ian

    April 3, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Well at least it's gonna be an exciting fight.

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    DesiredUsername

    April 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Being a 3 round fight; I think it'll be a VERY dominant decision win for DC.

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    RandomMohawk

    April 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Phil Davis vs Anthony Johnson for fourth contender! Winner of Sonnen-Silva for fifth! We can map out our entire light heavyweight division for the next six years and never have anyone ever fight each other again!…

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