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Morning Report: Dana White says Rashad Evans’ next opponent could be Dan Henderson, not Shogun Rua

Rashad Evans may have wanted to fight Mauricio Shogun Rua, but it looks like he’ll have to settle for another of the division’s elder statesmen instead. That fight’s probably not going to happen. If any fight happens, it would probably be Rashad Evans vs. Dan Henderson, UFC President Dana White revealed on Tuesday edition of UFC Tonight. Both Evans (17-3-1) and Henderson (29-9) are looking to right their ship after suffering listless defeats this past month; Evans to Antônio Rogério Nogueira and Henderson to Lyoto Machida. Prior to his most recent stumble, Evans saw a four-fight win streak snapped at the hands of his former training partner, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Likewise, Henderson rode his own four-fight streak before a last-second knee injury spoiled a meeting with Jones and sunk UFC 151’s entire card. Henderson ultimately sat on the sidelines for 14 months before falling to Machida on Saturday. 7 MUST-READ STORIES Evans vs. Hendo. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans will likely fight Dan Henderson next, according to UFC President Dana White. Henderson wants GSP. UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson intends to request a blockbuster match-up against UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre following his upcoming title defense against Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez on April 20, 2013 at UFC on FOX 7. Johnson-Moraga out, Faber-Jorgensen in. An undisclosed injury forced UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson out of his upcoming title defense against John Moraga at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. UFC officials booked a bantamweight bout between Uriah Faber and Scott Jorgensen as the new main event. Riddle released. TUF 7 alum Matt Riddle tested positive for marijuana following his UFC on FUEL 7 victory over Che Mills, according to a report from MMA Junkie. Riddle, who compiled an 8-3 (1 NC) record inside the UFC and hasn’t lost since 2011, was subsequently released from the promotion. TUF 17 results. Team Jones’ Josh Samman knocked out Team Sonnen’s Tor Troeng in the sixth episode of The Ultimate Fighter 17. UFC 157 PPV numbers. Early pay-per-view numbers indicate UFC 157 outdrew UFC 156 by 40-percent, making it the most successful lighter-weight fight the company has had in more than a year. Straus injured. Bellator season six featherweight tournament winner Daniel Straus suffered a broken hand in training, leading to the cancellation of his upcoming Bellator 95 title fight against champion Pat Curran. MEDIA STEW If you missed last night’s episode of TUF 17, feel free to check it out below. Filmmaker Bobby Razak released his latest on Tuesday, a superb mini-doc on DEEP women’s champion Amanda Lucas. Reddit user kizzzzurt sums this one up the best: As soon as he switched his stance the way he did, all I could think was holy s–t this is going to be bad. (HT: Reddit) From Kenny Robertson’s gnarly hamstring destroyer to Ronda Rousey’s patented finish, you just knew Ryron and Rener couldn’t resist the call of UFC 157. Urijah Hall sat down with the folks at Fightland to talk us through his stunning knockout of Adam Cella. You knew it was inevitable. Check out the latest from Masato Toys: Props to GDCMMA. HE SPEAKS Want to thank everyone for all the support and thoughts. I should have news this week on where I will be fighting next. ”” Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet) February 25, 2013 Getting on a plane to Japan right now. Can’t wait. Been awhile since I was in Tokyo. ”” Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet) February 25, 2013 So bright i gotta wear shades RT @omgitsmacattack: @jonfitchdotnet the future is bright bro ”” Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet) February 25, 2013 YUP, REALITY TV Damn they edit the shit out of that episode shit didn’t go down like that but bring on the haters ”” Uriah Hall (@UriahHallMMA) February 27, 2013 NOT THE BEST START TO THE WEEK Happy our lost luggage finally got here a day later then us, underwear and socks were starting to get very crispy @ufc ”” Stefan Struve (@StefanStruve) February 27, 2013 BROKEN HAND @patcurranmma no worries homie, we will dance. I appreciate the well wishes champ ”” Daniel Straus (@DanielStraus) February 26, 2013 @nickstrickland3 6-8 weeks ”” Daniel Straus (@DanielStraus) February 26, 2013 @mele5150: I sure hope it wasn’t @danielstraus pimp hand that was injured. It was. Should’ve used more pimp powder ”” Daniel Straus (@DanielStraus) February 26, 2013 CAMPAIGNING @danawhite Hey if the main event is out I’d love to headline the April 13th card!! What do you say @catzingano? Fans?? ”” Miesha Tate (@MieshaTate) February 27, 2013 YODA VOLKMANN Check out WSOF!I am. ”” Jacob Volkmann (@JacobVolkmann) February 26, 2013 #WECNEVERDIE Me n @urijahfaber gonna putting on damn show at @ufc tuf finale live. Crazy I wouldn’t be fighting if he hasn’t talked me into in college! ”” Scott jorgensen (@Scottjorgensen) February 27, 2013 @urijahfaber @danawhite @tufonfx shit just outta control! Hahaha see ya in 6 weeks bud…

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