If UFC 155 isn’t full of fights, I think it’s safe to say: ‘spike the eggnog with a healthy amount of fresh human urine, it looks like we will have Machida Vs. Hendo on tap for sometime this holiday season.’ Yes, I am acutely aware of December 21st, 2012 and the fact that UFC 155 goes down December 29th, but if we are still on this planet and UFC 155 really does go down, I can’t think of a better way to enjoy it than in a cheesy holiday sweater adorned with reindeer and the clinking of glasses filled with warm pee. You may ask the question: ‘Can you write an article without mentioning Lyoto Machida and urine?’ The answer will always be no. Always. That is my cross to bear.
Dana White had some interesting things to say at a UFC luncheon about Machida Vs. Hendo being in the works, and Dave Meltzer and MMA Fighting got the scoop. Here’s what was said, possibly behind a delicious plate of food:
“[Machida] should have taken the fight. We’ve seen it, history always repeats itself. Look how long it took Rashad (Evans) to fight for the title again. So you wanted to fight Jon Jones, you climbed up to the title fight and you don’t take it. Now you’re fighting (expletive) Dan Henderson. Now you might not even get to the (expletive) title again. You lose to Dan Henderson you’re not anywhere near Jon Jones,”
“You jump on opportunities when they’re available. You get a shot at the title, the biggest money fight you can be in, the highest profile fight you can be in. And if you win that (expletive) fight, the whole world changes overnight.”
“For Dan Henderson, it’s the last 30 seconds of the last round on the last day of sparring and (Rameau Thierry) Sokoudjou goes to (expletive) throw him like a Judo throw and pops his knee out. It was almost over. What are you getting out of the last 30 seconds and he goes to throwing him in some crazy judo throw and pops Dan’s knee out. It just one of those things,”
“Me and Ed (Soares) thought Machida would take the fight then he turned the fight down,” White said. “The press conference was going to start in minutes and I literally had just got done (expletive) fighting with Jones minutes before that. Now I’m (expletive) talking to Soares and I’m like ‘Machida will take this fight, right?’ Yeah I don’t see why he wouldn’t take it. This is what he’s wanted, he’s been waiting for this fight and has got four weeks to train for it. So I’m like (expletive) it, I’m just going to go with it.”