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UFC 186: Benson Henderson And Jorge Masvidal Offer to Fight

Jorge Masvidal

After the news surfaced that UFC 186 will no longer feature “Rampage” Jackson, Benson Henderson jumped to Twitter and issued a call out, and it looks like Jorge Masvidal is down.

If you missed it, earlier today it was reported that Bellator has been granted a temporary injunction by a New Jersey court, and as a result, Jackson will not fight Fabio Maldonado on April 25th. It’s the latest development in the contractual dispute between Jackson and Bellator, which kicked into high gear after the fighter resigned with the UFC.

Following the news, Henderson offered to fight any welterweight at UFC 186, and Masvidal has responded:

While it remains to be seen if the UFC signs off on the bout, it certainly would be a nice addition to UFC 186, which has taken it’s fair share of lumps. In the previous weeks, the card has lost big name bouts like Rory MacDonald vs. Hector Lombard and TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao II.

Masvidal is coming off a tightly contested, some would say, controversial split decision loss to Al Iaquinta last weekend. So if he were to fight, it would be a ridiculously quick turn around for the vet.

Henderson, meanwhile, is coming off a memorable, submission win over rising welterweight, Brandon Thatch in February. The former lightweight champ agreed to step up and face Thatch, after Stephen Thompson went down with an injury. So, “Smooth” should be scoring some pretty big points with UFC brass these days…

UFC 186 will be hosted by the Bell Centre in Monteal, Quebec, and will feature flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson taking on Kyoji Horiguchi.

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