After UFC on FOX 5 was all said and done, White revealed Alexander Gustafsson -- who defeated Mauricio Rua in the co-main event on Dec. 8, 2012 -- would probably have an opportunity to step in and fight Lyoto Machida at UFC 157 should "Hendo's" bum knee not be fully healed for the Feb. 23, 2013, date.
Henderson, I keep hearing his knee isn't better right now, so maybe (Gustafsson) gets a fight with Machida."
According to the former Pride FC champion, his knee is just fine and right on track for the Anaheim, Calif., showdown against "The Dragon" and recently took to his Twitter account to call shenanigans on the information White was receiving.
His progress is slow, steady and, most important, on track:
Not sure where @danawhite thinks he's hearing that my knee isn't doing ok. It's doing great. Slowly picking training up just like I do for every training camp.
Henderson injured his knee earlier this year, which was part of the reason behind the epic UFC 151 fiasco and ultimate cancelation of the event. Of course, the other "culprit" was UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, who refused to fight Chael Sonnen on eight days notice.
Moving right along.
After spending some time in the recovery room rehabbing his injured knee, "Dangerous Dan" is confident he will be healthy enough to meet Machida in sunny California in an intriguing 205-pound fight that will likely determine the next contender to the light heavyweight throne.
The news might put "The Mauler" at ease a bit, who was willing to step in if needed against the former division champion, but preferred to have his direct shot at the title instead.