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VIDEO: Countdown To UFC 139

On the eve of UFC 139, promotion officials have released the full episode of "Countdown to UFC 139".

The 40-minute preview focuses on the six champions that make up Saturday's fight card: former Strikeforce and Pride champion Dan Henderson, former UFC champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua, former Pride champion Wanderlei Silva, former Strikeforce champion Cung Le, and former WEC champions Brian Bowles and Urijah Faber.

Throughout the video, fans get a chance to see the backstories and preparation immersed within UFC 139. In one notable segment, the two headlining fighters discuss a matchup a long time in the making.

Rua: I got very close to fighting Dan Henderson twice. In the 2005 Pride Grand Prix, Henderson lost to Little Nog. I ended up facing little Nog. Later on, when Dan defeated Wanderlei Silva, and took the Pride belt from him, I was supposed to fight him, but those fights never happened.

Henderson: It's a fight that fans have been wanting to see forever, and now they get to.