After turning down light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on short notice to save UFC 151, Lyoto Machida's life became a tornado of speculation, doubt and criticism.
In the wake of the disastrous cancellation of the event, Machida is now rumored to be taking on former UFC, Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson. Boasting a resume studded with noteworthy wins, Henderson is a tough out for any fighter in any division on any planet in any dimension with any style (insert propositional phrase here).
For Machida, this bout is a must-win for his career and his fan base, as many are none too happy with "The Dragon's" reluctance to fight anywhere, anytime.
Likewise for Henderson, this bout is necessary to ensure his shot at Jones somewhere in the future.
With so much on the line for each fighter, let us explore each man's skillset and see who will come out victorious when they finally clash inside the Octagon.