Dan Henderson explains why he declined to fight Antonio Rogerio NogueiraPosted on January 12, 2012, 11:13 AM by Anton Gurevich
"I was under the impression that [Dana White] was still kinda on the fence on wether he was gonna put me in front of Rashad or not, that's assuming Rashad wins. He did offer me a fight with little Nogueira and I didn't think the fans would be interested in that fight and not as much time as I'd like to prepare for a five round fight so I told him I'd wait and see what happens with the Rashad fight.
I'd like to fight Jones now rather than if I took that fight with Little Nog, I wouldn't be fighting Jones for another eight, ninth months. I'm okay waiting a little bit. It was more about having the time to prepare and I did inquire to say hey, I would be interested in doing it if it was a three round fight I could have time to prepare." - ClinchGear Radio
Mixed Martial Arts legend Dan Henderson revealed about the decision-making process behind declining the proposed fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. According to Henderson, the fans would not be interested in such match-up, and since it's a five-round fight - he had to decline Dana White's offer. Still, Hendo admitted that he would take a three-rounder with Little Nog, since such option requires less time to prepare. At the age of 41, it looks like Dan Henderson picks his fight, knowing that he has one last title run left in him.