(“Listen buddy, I don’t know who you are, or even where I am right now. There’s a blonde lady standing outside this cage that they put us in, and she says she’s my girlfriend, but I don’t know. Maybe I met her once, in a dream or something. But anyway, you seem like a good man who’s had a bad run of it. We’ll get that nose fixed, put you in some clean clothes — there’s hope, is what I’m saying. There’s always hope. I’m Dan, by the way.” / Photo via Getty)
According to report on MMAFighting, the UFC is looking to set up Dan Henderson vs. Daniel Cormier for UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida, July 5th in Las Vegas. Although there were initial reports that Cormier would face Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante at the event, plans changed in light of Henderson’s comeback win against Mauricio Rua at UFC Fight Night 38. The promotion will likely confirm the Henderson vs. Cormier booking in the coming days.
Without getting too pessimistic about Hendo’s chances, we’ll just say that Cormier will be a strong, strong favorite in this one. Henderson — who will no longer be able to use TRT going forward, and thus, is in for a world of shit — has looked very rough in his last two outings. Against Vitor Belfort last November, his awkward, plodding footwork made him an easy target for a first-round KO, and he was getting his ass handed to him by Shogun until he changed the fight with one punch.
Now 43 years old, Henderson has a lot more mileage on the tires compared to Cormier, 35, who’s still kind of old to be a cage-fighter, but has been fighting professionally for less than five years. As MMAFighting points out, both Henderson and Cormier were members of two different U.S. Olympic wrestling teams — Hendo in 1992 and 1996, DC in 2004 and 2008.
(Dan Henderson with long, wet hair freaks me the hell out. Stop smiling at me like that, bro. You don’t know me.)
Your predictions? Hendo by H-Bomb, or Cormier by having basically every advantage in this matchup?