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Dan Henderson Working Back To Full-Health, Still Planning On Lyoto Machida Fight In Early 2013

Dan Henderson’s been forced to do something he typically doesn’t like to do inside the training room – slow down.

Henderson, who suffered a knee injury back in August, informed the Brazilian news source Tatame recently that he is still not 100-percent recovered.

“I’m feeling good. I’ve been training, but not at full steam. I think in a month I will be training and 100-percent focused (for his return).”

When Henderson (29-8) does re-enter the Octagon, he is expected to do so against former UFC champion Lyoto Machida. The two are rumpred for a UFC 157 card in late February.

“I think this will be a very tough fight,” Henderson said. “Lyoto is an outstanding fighter, has many qualities; but hopefully I can do better.”

Machida (18-3) was in the running for a title shot earlier this year, but declined a short notice bout with Jon Jones after Henderson was injured.

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