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Posted on March 9, 2012 by John Petit

Around The Octagon: Henderson To Wait, TUF Live, Lightweight Rematch Set
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Dan Henderson Will Wait For Title Shot

When Dan Henderson came back to the UFC and took on Mauricio Shogun Rua in one of the most memorable UFC bouts of all time, one question was left after he had his hand raised; What’s next for Dan Henderson? The title picture is all lined up already as Jon Jones will be defending his title against Rashad Evans, and that left Henderson without a dance partner. In a rare turn of events between Henderson and the UFC, the UFC let him decide what he would do next. They said he could sit out and wait to face the winner of Jones Vs. Evans or they could get him another fight. Even if no injuries take place in the cage at UFC 145, which is more than a month away, he may not get a chance until the second half of the year. Knowing all of that, Henderson has decided to wait for the title shot he earned. You can be sure he will be watching the Jones Vs Evans fight closely.

The Ultimate Fighter is Back, LIVE!

The Ultimate Fighter is back on TV, and the season kicks off with a live two and a half hour season premier that will feature 16 live fights. 32 men will battle it out in the Octagon tonight in Las Vegas at the TUF training center to see which 16 will be on the first live season of the show. Its still a little confusing as to how the show will work with the live fights every Friday night starting tonight, but the UFC President Dana White has promised that fans will not be disappointed. We do not know the math ups as of yet, but the motley group of fighters are set to fight this evening. The show will be on the FX network tonight, check your local listings.

Edgar Vs Henderson 2

Frankie Edgar recently lost his UFC lightweight champion to current champ Benson Henderson at UFC 144 in Japan. The two battle for 5 rounds, and Bendo was crowned the lightweight king. Even though there has been a log jam at lightweight for most of the past 15-17 months, the UFC has announced that Edgar will indeed get the rematch. He was given a unique offer by the UFC, and was told he could drop to 145 and have a title fight with Jose Aldo, or he could stay at lightweight and get a rematch. Despite encouragement to drop down to featherweight by Zuffa brass, he has decided to stay where he is at.

Two Other Stories To Take Note Of:

UFC Rival promotion Bellator will begin its 6th season tonight with a card in Indiana that will kick off their featherweight tournament. The fights will air live on MTV2, so if you are looking for even more make sure you set your DVR’s, as the featherweights will be going at it in Hammond Indiana.

Spike TV has been airing an EXCELLENT documentary on legendary martial artist Bruce Lee. called “I Am Bruce Lee.” The doc is extraordinary, and I have not heard one bad thing about it. It goes into great details with his family members, talks about him growing up and being a child actor, and features dozens of men and women who were influenced by that are in combat sports. Any fan of his should make sure to put this on their much watch list, as I do not know of any other Bruce Lee doc that is this good, and authorized by his family.

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