Dana White: Dan Henderson vs Rashad Evans fight under UFC consideration

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If Dana White and UFC matchmakers have their way, top-ranked Light Heavyweight contenders Dan Henderson and Rashad Evans will mix it up in the near future, with each star looking to rebound from a recent loss.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight kingpin, Rashad Evans, and former Pride FC dual champion, Dan Henderson, could soon find themselves locked inside a cage together, fighting to avoid back-to-back losing streaks.

UFC President Dana White revealed the possible 205-pound mixed martial arts (MMA) match on tonight's edition of "UFC Tonight" on FUEL TV; however, nothing is official at this time. That means that no potential event, date nor venue are known, either.

Henderson is coming off an "action-packed" (serious sarcasm) split decision loss to Lyoto Machida in the UFC 157 co-main event this past weekend (Feb. 23, 2013) in Anaheim, California. "Hendo" spent most of the 15-minute bout trying to hunt down the elusive "Dragon," but the Brazilian dinged and darted his way to victory, punching his title shot ticket for sometime later in 2013 in the process.

To add insult to injury, Henderson's good friend and training partner, Chael Sonnen, had to lick Evans' shoe (see the pic here) on live television for losing an on-air bet.

Evans, meanwhile, dropped a lackluster decision to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 156 earlier this month. "Suga" was teed up for a possible 185-pound title fight against Middleweight champion Anderson Silva next; however, he allegedly "lost the desire and drive to compete," according to White. Evans, meanwhile, chalked up the puzzling performance to a "mental issue," vowing to return stronger in his next appearance.

And that could very well come against Henderson -- not Mauricio Rua who his FUEL TV co-hosts Sonnen and Kenny Florian suggested to White on the broadcast this evening -- if the promotion can get the talented pair to ink bout agreements for a date and time to be determined in the very near future.

Stay tuned.

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