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Henderson, Cerrone ready for another WEC battle

Like the rest of the MMA world, I sat in awe during the Ben Henderson-Donald Cerrone WEC lightweight title last October. It was everything you wanted a title fight to be, and in the years to come, we could look upon that bout for the WEC the way we look at Forrest Griffin vs. Stephan Bonnar for the UFC.

There's no way the Henderson-Cerrone rematch at WEC 48 on Saturday can match that first fight, right? Likely not, but who knows what will happen when the WEC's top two lightweights step inside the Octagon.

This could be one of the last times we see these fighters wearing the five-ounce blue gloves. UFC president Dana White said this past week that at some point soon -- likely the next year or so -- the WEC will fold its lightweight division and those fighters would be absorbed by UFC. It's the smart move, and the move we've been waiting for, especially since Zuffa is the parent company for both promotions. This won't happen, though, until WEC establishes its flyweight (125 pounds) division.

In the meantime, enjoy this pre-fight video of Henderson and Cerrone.

New York Sports