Dan Henderson says he's only interested in the UFC Light Heavyweight titlePosted on March 19, 2012, 08:38 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Early in March, UFC President Dana White, speaking of Dan Henderson said, “He’ll fight whoever has that belt,” said White, musing on situation. “Dan doesn’t seem too picky, I think he would fight Chael Sonnen (if he won the belt from Silva).” – for more see MMAWeekly.
The comment may have come as a surprise to some as Henderson had seemed focus on fighting for the Light Heavyweight crown after defeating Maurcio Rua at UFC 139. However, Henderson had fought at Middleweight in the past, so it did not seem like too much of a stretch that Henderson, who isn’t getting any younger, would be willing to drop a weight to fight for a UFC title.
Not so, according to Henderson, "I don't have any real desire to fight at middleweight. The only guy I'd cut weight for is Anderson Silva, win or lose that could still happen. But it's not high up on my list at all. Silva's the only guy I'd cut weight for. I've got the light-heavyweight thing in my mind and that's it. I'd fight Anderson Silva but I'm only interested in the UFC light-heavyweight title right now." – for more see ESPN.com
Dan Henderson is 29-8 in his MMA career, currently enjoying a four-fight winning streak, with victories over Feijao Cavalcante, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, Fedor Emelianenko and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua. Henderson has five victories and one defeat as Light Heavyweight in "post-PRIDE era".
Further Reading: Dan Henderson will wait for a title shot at 185 or 205