There hasn’t been a huge call for these two to throw down again based on how definitive Pettis’ win was when they met for the belt in August. After all, he tapped Henderson out in the fight’s first frame. That being said, anyone can get caught and Henderson is absolutely in a position to push for a shot at redemption in the final quarter of next year. He’s 19-1 against opponents other than Pettis, plus he’s filling in for “Showtime” against top contender Josh Thomson in a January effort. If Henderson beats Thomson – definitely a distinct possibility – and can knock off T.J. Grant or Gilbert Melendez (again) before Pettis returns to 100% after an upcoming surgery, expect him to slide into a spot opposite his rival to give beating him one more go.
The fire has downed down surrounding the controversy involved in Saturday night’s showdown between UFC welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre and title-contender Johny Hendricks now that a number of days have passed since the bout’s questionable outcome. Despite St-Pierre’s decision to take off an undetermined amount of time, UFC President Dana White has assured fans “Rush” and Hendricks will rumble again in hopes of seeing a clear-cut winner determined. Their rematch is one of many the organization will look to make at some point next year. Here are some others worth considering as well… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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