MMA ODDS AND ENDS FOR TUESDAY: DC VS. HENDO RUMORED FOR UFC 175

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 this July in Las Vegas. Previously, Cormier was linked to a fight against Rafael Feijao, but the UFC has reportedly thought twice about that matchup and will do Cormier/Hendo instead. Even though the report was stated to be false by UFC president Dana White via Twitter, we all know that White likes to maintain these kind of items in house till they are 100 percent official, and of course as the old saying goes,”Where there is smoke there’s fire.” I really do think this matchup involving Cormier and Henderson happens because it’s the fight that makes most sense in the 205lb branch at the moment. There are a lot of people out there discussing how bad Henderson appeared in the initial two rounds of his fight with Shogun Rua in UFC Fight Night 38 a few weeks past, and he absolutely did not seem like the Hendo of old for the first 10 minutes. However, what people forget is that the fight was scheduled for 25 minutes, and Henderson got the job finished in the minute of the fight. So I feel like lovers and media have been far too critical of Henderson believing that, you know, he won the fight with Shogun. As far as Cormier goes, he has been unbeaten in his mixed martial arts career and essentially untested for the most part as he’s been pretty much flawless in all his struggles, including his three at 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 men, and this fight between DC and Hendo isn’t a walk in the park for DC, regardless of what some people are saying. That being said, clearly Henderson would put in the struggle Cormier has a big favorite, if it indeed goes down. My guess is that DC opens about -400 for the struggle, one that is very likely to serve as the co-main occasion of UFC 175 if that event happens. I believe that is a fair spot for DC, but I wouldn’t surprised at all if the betting public bets him up to a crazy number, possibly. We get confirmation of this bout soon, since I presume Hendo is the ideal test for DC and if Cormier can complete him in impressive fashion, he will have really got his title taken against Jon Jones.
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