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UFC 105 May Have a Decent Main Event After All

(‘I know you guys hate it when I say this, but I am getting too old for this shit.’)

Following on the heels of our speculation about the weak-ass lineup for UFC 105 in Manchester, England, word on the street is that the UFC is looking to beef things up with a solid main event.  Our bud Ariel Helwani says it could very well be Dan Henderson and Nate Marquardt squaring off in the UK for the right to rematch Anderson Silva at a later date.  Trouble with that is, Hendo is technically a free agent right now, with "slow" negotiations keeping him from immediately re-upping with the UFC. 

The upside is, there’s really no other option, organization-wise, that makes sense for Henderson right now.  He’s not about to go screwing around in Strikeforce while Silva waits in the UFC, so odds are he’s just trying to use the threat of departure to pry the UFC’s purse open wider.  As I learned in those online business school classes, that’s what is known as ‘gettin’ that paper.’

But hold on, what if Henderson gets it in his head to flee the UFC in time to make a late entry in the Dream "Super Hulk" Tournament?  In that case, Fighters Only says the UFC might opt to move the Frank Mir/Cheick Kongo bout from UFC 107 to UFC 105.  That’s a big maybe at this point, however, and hopefully it doesn’t come to that.  Please God, no one tell Henderson that Minowaman would be his toughest competition.  We don’t need to make this decision any more difficult.

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just some dong- September 11, 2009 at 12:04 pm
I'd rather see Hendo v. Marquardt, but Mir v. Kongo would go over huge with the England fans, and there's some interest to see if Mir's standup really is all that. (Or if he was just fighting a weakened Nog that night.) And I don't know how anyone can say Mir's standup looked impressive against Brock... desperate and ineffective are what it was.
Clinch-Smash- September 11, 2009 at 9:24 am
Sheps=Idiot, One dimensional, really........really, cause he KO'd that Brit fuck and 10 others and is a Greco Olimpian, really.......really......stupid fuck!!!!!!!!!!!
Clinch-Smash- September 11, 2009 at 9:17 am
15th .... and your fucking stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
LAS- September 10, 2009 at 11:40 pm
I can't believe Mir-Kongo would be viewed as a reasonable substitute for Marquardt-Henderson. This kind of bizarro headline matchmaking shit is going to keep me at BWW for the next year or so.
ihateemo- September 10, 2009 at 11:39 pm
Oh, and I'm a big fan of Marquardt the fighter but not the man. When he says in that nasally voice of his "I JUST WANNA THANK JESUS..." it makes me want to vomit blood.
ihateemo- September 10, 2009 at 11:38 pm
I feel like I'm the only person still interested in watching Mir fight. I rewatched the last Lesnar fight on Spike the other day and Frank's standup looked solid enough to hang, it just so happened that Lesnar made him look more helpless off his back than a roofied Vietnamese hooker.

I still pull for him because of all the shit he's been through and I hope he smashes Cheick "Family Jewels" Kongo who I cannot stand.
UFC fan- September 10, 2009 at 7:10 pm
Hendo knocked pisspenis stupid, and for that he will always be a fan favorite, fuck the haters I hope Hendo squashes Nates nuts. Nate would would be just another boring fight with Anderson cause if he cant out technique Anderson he will lay back and fight another yawner.
BM2- September 10, 2009 at 6:49 pm
Everyone is ducking Minowaman. Mousasi and now Henderson.

Those red speedos are very intimidating.
clutchy hopkins- September 10, 2009 at 6:37 pm
and word jugger i agree with that
clutchy hopkins- September 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm
how could you not like henderson ahaha hes the shit. great fighter to watch and a class act
Jugger- September 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm
The MW division is depleted of contenders. Hendo and Marquart have both proven to be ready for another title shot. Making them fight each other would make for a good fight, but it would also give Anderson one less option at MW.

Shoot, now that I think of it, I'd actually prefer to see Nate get another shot at Anderson, and see Dan get a chance to avenge his armbar loss to Lil' Nog. Dan could fight Rogerio at 205... that might sweeten the deal. (I'm sure Anderson won't fight Lil' Nog since they train together.)
Horror Fighter- September 10, 2009 at 6:29 pm
Hendo would be crazy to fight in Manchester. After knocking out Bisping (and giving a monster shot for good measure), he'd be as welcome in England as the Luftwaffe.

As long as he promises to keep his hands off the Japanese ring girls, I think Dream would be happy to have him. And, unlike the English fans, the Japanese fans won't boo him out of the building -- or attack him with bottles.
Hendo- September 10, 2009 at 6:18 pm
fuck all the haters hendo is a fuckin god. bullshit that he may have to fight nate before he gets his rematch but if thats the case nate is getting knocked the fuck out. anderson will be knocked out by hendo when they clash. hendo for life
Sheps- September 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm
As much as I want Henderson's dirty piece of shit ass to get knocked the fuck out, chances are Marquardt is going to be the one unconscious on the floor.

Which really sucks when you realise just how one dimensional Henderson is.

I Hope Paul Taylor eventually makes it onto the card anyway. He has to.
TimReaper87- September 10, 2009 at 5:39 pm
I want the marquardt/hendo fight to happen it would be a war I really can't say who would win...obviously I want Hendo to win but I like MArquardt....They are both on fucking fire right now so it will be amazing if it goes down which it prolly will.
mmmiles9000- September 10, 2009 at 5:32 pm
Please kill Marquardt. It's not that I don't like him, but it would make an excellent KO/Sub/3 round g&p. I'm not picky.
Beatingu- September 10, 2009 at 5:15 pm
Whose Dan Henderson?

Oh and First.