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Dan Henderson Wants Lyoto Machida After Chris Weidman’s Injury

Dan Henderson Wants Lyoto Machida After Chris Weidman’s Injury

Maybe Dan Henderson is ready to skip out on any future plans for rest and relaxation.

Just a day after defeating Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Henderson offered to step in and meet Lyoto Machida after news broke that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman would be forced out of a planned fight with Machida later this year.

UFC officials have already reassigned the Weidman-Machida bout for July, but “Hendo” is ready to step in – and even cut back down to middleweight after fighting for the last few years at light heavyweight.

“Hey Dana White, let me have Lyoto Machida, just like you let him have Jon Jones when I got hurt,” Henderson posted on Twitter, while still in Brazil following his victory.

Henderson was scheduled to meet Jones before suffering a training injury just about a month out from the planned card. Machida was offered the title shot, but turned it down citing not enough time to prepare for “Bones.”

The two squared off against one another at 205 pounds, with Machida scoring a split decision.

Since that time, Machida has moved down to 185 pounds, won two straight and was tabbed as a replacement for Vitor Belfort to challenge Weidman.

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