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With Lyoto Machida Sidelined, Dan Henderson Booked Against Hector Lombard at UFC 199


(Jeez Hendo, we turn around for two seconds and you’re already back on the Cowboy Cerrone diet?!)

Thanks to Lyoto Machida‘s shocking and untimely admission to using banned substances, Dan Henderson has found himself without a dance partner for this weekend’s UFC on FOX 19 card and appearsĀ none to pleased about it. The 45-year-old is on the heels of a quick KO loss to Vitor Belfort — his third such loss in his past six fights — but is apparently still hankering to lose a few more brain cells in as timely a fashion as possible.

With most of the middleweight division already tied up, Henderson’s options for a short-notice brain cell removal artist were extremely limited. Thankfully, the UFC went and found Hendo an opponent who not only tested positive for banned substances in recent history, but could knock more than a few brain cells loose if he so desired: Hector Lombard. It’s a win-win for everyone!

According to a report published on Sherdog, Henderson has been booked against the former Bellator champion in a middleweight matchup that has “concussion” written all over it. But likely because Lombard would not be able to make his massive cut to 185 on just a few days notice, the fight has been moved from UFC on FOX 19 to UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Weidman II in June.

While not necessarily a “must-win” scenario for Lombard, the fight does come on the heels of a third round TKO loss to Neil Magny last month and a positive test for anabolic steroids in his fight before that. As for Henderson, well, it’s even harder to say. The former Pride and Strikeforce champion has dropped three of his past four fight and six of his past eight but is showing no signs of slowing down (you know, except for his reaction time, offensive output, and lateral movement), so who knows how long he’ll be sticking around for.

Henderson vs. Lombard is one of those fights where a win doesn’t exactly do a lot for either fighter in terms of their divisions (especially with Lombard fighting at welterweight these days), but it’s still a pretty intriguing matchup, all things considered. Who ya got?

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