Lyoto Machida at UFC 129Two light heavyweight title hopefuls still appear headed for a collision with one another instead of facing champion Jon ‘Bones’ Jones.

Current plans are in place for former champion Lyoto Machida to face Dan Henderson next with the winner likely getting a shot at Jones at some point in 2013.

The fight first materialized a couple of weeks ago, and while no official announcements have been made regarding the fight, UFC President Dana White once again stated that their intention is to have Machida face Henderson next.

“Machida will probably fight Dan (Henderson). Still working it all out,” White told a group of reporters in England on Thursday.

The ‘working it all out’ part may stem from Jon Jones’ arm injury and when he will be able to return to action.

All signs are pointing towards Jones’ injury not being serious, and if that’s the case the UFC may opt to put him back in the cage in a main event fight sooner rather than later. If that happens Jones will need an opponent, and Henderson still falls as the most likely choice.

Jones and Henderson were set to square off in the main event of UFC 151 in early Sept, but a knee injury forced Henderson off the card and the entire show was cancelled shortly thereafter.

While no definitive plans are in place, if Jones is expected to take a little extra time off with the injury then it’s like Machida vs. Henderson would move ahead as planned.

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