Dan Henderson looking to get a Pay Increase with next dealPosted on September 14, 2011, 08:17 PM by Trent Reinsmith
When Dan Henderson moved from the UFC to Strikeforce in December 2009, UFC President Dana White remarked that the money Henderson was asking for from the UFC during contract negotiations would have made him, “The highest paid fighter in the organization.”
The contract that Henderson signed with Strikeforce at that time has now expired. During his stint in Strikeforce Henderson went 3-1, earning the Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Championship. Henderson’s last fight under his Strikeforce contract saw him knocking out Fedor Emelianenko in the first round.
At this point Henderson is a free agent, but judging from a recent interview he’ll be looking for an increase in pay with his next contract. “For me it’s about the money and about the fights as well. I think both organizations definitely have the fights, but we’ll see. The pay-per-view [percentage] definitely could make a difference as well and I think either way, I’m hoping to get a pay increase after my last three fights, but you never know.” – read more at CagePotato.com via a ClinchGear video interview.
What do you think LowKick’ers, does Dan Henderson deserve an increase in pay with his next deal?
Photo: Dan Henderson at a workout session at the Legends gym on March 17, 2010 in Hollywood, California. Francis Specker