Dan Henderson Is “Perfectly Fine” with Co-Main Event Status at UFC 157


Dan Henderson at UFC 139Dan Henderson‘s coach isn’t happy his fighter is not the main event at UFC 157, but Henderson doesn’t seem to mind one bit.

A recent post on Facebook from Henderon’s striking coach Gustavo Pugliese expressed his disdain for the fact that the former Strikeforce and Pride champion was the co-main event, while UFC newcomer Ronda Rousey was headlining the show.

“Ronda is headlining UFC 157. Here is why I have a problem with that. Ronda is the champion of Strikeforce with 6 wins in less than 2 years of a MMA professional career. That’s impressive regardless of who she has fought. However, she is not the UFC champion yet. She still has to win this fight to get that belt. On the other hand , we have Hendo, who has also been the Strikeforce champion (never lost the belt), Pride champion in 2 different weight classes; he has been ranked #1 contender for the UFC 205lbs, and #6 by many pound for pound best fighter,” Pugliese wrote on Facebook.

“His resume is second to none, moreover, he is fighting a former champion, Lyoto Machida. Now why aren’t they main event? Is Ronda a better market value? I don’t know, but her fight could be quick as usual and we could be missing another historic 5 rds fight between 2 legends and possible hall of famers. I’m not saying she doesn’t deserve to headline an UFC event, but certainly not this one.”

Well his coach may have an issue with Rousey headlining the show, but Henderson doesn’t share his opinion as he expressed on Twitter Thursday night.

“I am perfectly fine as the co-main (event),” wrote Henderson. “I will get to relax and enjoy the women go at it.”

Henderson faces former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida in the co-main event, while recent Strikeforce transfer Ronda Rousey headlines the card in her first defense of the UFC women’s bantamweight title against Liz Carmouche.

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