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Henderson is Looking To Defend Title Against Diaz on Fox 5 or New Year’s Show

The world of mixed martial arts has been abuzz with rumors since Benson Henderson took a razor thin split decision over Frankie Edgar in his first UFC lightweight title defense this passed Saturday. Everyone knows Nate Diaz is next for Bendo, but it’s the “when” that has people up in arms. The calling to have the match-up between Henderson and Diaz, two well-known action fighters, on Fox has been overwhelming.

Many have gone ahead and assumed that the UFC lightweight title will be the headliner of the network’s December 8 card behind Dana White’s “We have some fun s**t planned for that one” comment.

According to “Smooth’s” manager, Malki Kawa, it is a possibility that the fight will be on Fox, if not the promotion’s usual elephantine New Year’s show. As he told  Steph Daniels of

We’ll see what the UFC wants to do. I’m thinking that the New Year’s card sounds pretty cool, and there’s also that Fox 5 card that they’ve got in December, so that could be a possibility. I’m not sure what they’re thinking yet. I haven’t spoken with Joe or Dana, but as soon as we do, hopefully we’ll get something figured out.

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