Dan Henderson at StrikeforceA UFC light heavyweight showdown between two of the top fighters in the division, Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida, has been targeted for UFC 156 on Super Bowl weekend, but a shadow of doubt lingers over the fight… at least for the Feb. 2 event slated for Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

While Henderson said on last week’s edition of MMA Uncensored Live on Spike TV that he was told that UFC 156 was the target for such a bout, the injured knee that kept him out of the UFC 151 headliner against Jon Jones may delay a bout with Machida.

Henderson has returned to training, but has been taking things slow, making sure that he allows his knee to fully heal, so as not to set him back any further.

UFC officials, according to a report on Tuesday night’s UFC Tonight on Fuel TV, aren’t quite comfortable pulling the trigger and setting a Henderson vs. Machida bout for UFC 156 just yet.

The fight still looks likely to happen, it’s just a matter of if it will happen at UFC 156, and if not, when?

The UFC has already announced a handful of dates that closely follow Super Bowl weekend event with UFC on Fuel TV 6 on Feb. 16, UFC 157 on Feb. 23, and UFC on Fuel TV 8 on March 2. So there is ample opportunity to move that bout back by two or three weeks to ensure Henderson’s knee is fully recovered.

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