Dan Henderson, Vitor Belfort won't cut weight for bout

Dan Henderson (pictured) and Vitor Belfort simply do not feel like cutting their weight for...

Dan Henderson (pictured) and Vitor Belfort simply do not feel like cutting their weight for Saturday's match in Brazil. (Chris Procaylo/QMI Agency/Files)

NEIL SPRINGER, For QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:57 PM ET

As odd as it sounds, Saturday's main event between Dan (Hendo) Henderson and Vitor (The Phenom) Belfort will be a middleweight fight, but contested at 205 pounds.

The MMA legends are set to headline UFC Fight Night 32 in Goiania, Brazil. Though Henderson and Belfort could have fought at 185 pounds, UFC president Dana White said the fighters simply didn't feel like cutting the weight.

“I think that is what they wanted to do,” White told reporters on a recent media call. “I don't think either of them wanted to cut to 185 because both guys fight at both (weights). So you could look at this fight as a 185-pound fight, but they obviously won't be 185 pounds.”

Of course, just because Henderson and Belfort have opted for easier weight cuts and dieting doesn't mean their fight has no impact on the middleweight division. Both fighters have claimed they'll only slim down for a guaranteed title shot.


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