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Henderson vs. Jackson in October, Only Light Heavyweight Title on the Line

Dan HendersonIn a post-UFC 71 interview Pride welterweight and middleweight champion Dan Henderson stated that his fight with newly crowned UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton Jackson will take place sometime in October. Henderson continued to say that he is friends with both Chuck Liddell and Quinton Jackson although he is closer with the latter making their upcoming fight even more intriguing.

The fight will be held under UFC rules and will be held in the octagon. Because of this, Henderson stated that only Jackson’s title will be on the line. Prior this UFC 71 Henderson signed a contract with the UFC for the fight. The deal guarantees one fight in the UFC, although if Henderson wins the light heavyweight title (and becomes the simultaneous holder of 3 MMA titles) he would be offered further fights under the UFC banner.

With a win Henderson’s first light heavyweight title defense would likely be against Chuck Liddell.

The only current rumored UFC event for October is rumored to be held in Cincinnati, although at this point the rumored location is highly speculative. As soon as I find out more about the event I will pass it along and add it to the UFC rumors section.Sherdog interview


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