A matchup between two of the top-10 light heavyweights in the world is rumored to take place at UFC 175. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Daniel Cormier is Very Likely to face legend Dan Henderson at UFC 175 that July in Las Vegas. Formerly, Cormier was linked to a struggle against Rafael Feijao, but the UFC has apparently thought twice about that matchup and is going to perform Cormier/Hendo instead. Even though the report was stated to be false by UFC president Dana White through Twitter, all of us know that White likes to maintain these kind of items in house till they are 100% official, and undoubtedly as the old expression goes,”Where there is smoke there’s fire.” I truly do think this matchup between Cormier and Henderson occurs because it’s the fight that makes most sense in the 205lb division at the moment. There are a good deal of people out there discussing how awful Henderson looked in the initial two rounds of his fight with Shogun Rua in UFC Fight Night 38 a couple weeks ago, and he certainly did not look like the Hendo of older for the first 10 minutes. But what people forget is that the struggle was scheduled for 25 minutes, and Henderson got the job finished in the 16th minute of the fight. So I feel like fans and media have been way overly critical of Henderson considering that, you know, he won the fight with Shogun. As far as Cormier goes, he’s been unbeaten in his mixed martial arts profession and essentially untested for the most part as he has been pretty much flawless in all his fights, including his three in the UFC against Roy Nelson, Frank Mir, and Pat Cummins. However, I truly believe Henderson is a more dangerous fighter compared to all three of those guys, and this struggle between DC and Hendo is no walk in the park for DC, despite what some people are saying. That being said, clearly Henderson would enter the fight Cormier has a large favorite, if it indeed goes down. My guess is that DC opens about -400 for the struggle, one which is very likely to serve as the co-main occasion of UFC 175 when that event occurs. I believe that’s a fair place for DC, but I would not surprised at all when the gambling public bets him up to a crazy number, either. Hopefully we get confirmation of this bout soon, since I presume Hendo is the right test for DC and when Cormier can finish him in remarkable fashion, he will have really earned his title shot against Jon Jones.
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