Dan Henderson wants Jones vs. Rampage winner, says Rashad Evans can waitPosted on September 6, 2011, 11:29 AM by Joey Santosus
"Obviously, I think I am most comfortable at 205. And I think the biggest fight that the UFC would make money on and that the fans would want to see, I would think would be me against the winner of (Jon) Jones and Rampage (Jackson). That would be a fight to unify the titles with Strikeforce and the UFC. I think that would be a good move and really help out with their investment in Strikeforce at the same time. But, I'm not the one writing the paychecks and I still have to come up with a deal. We haven't really talked much yet, I think there's been one conversation, so we still have a few more to go... I'm not opposed to (fighting 'Shogun' Rua), but I think it wouldn't be a fight that I'd be excited about right now. I think maybe if he's got one more big win on him... I don't know, it's not really my place to say, but I think business wise for the UFC, it would be the biggest thing for them to unify the titles. And Rashad (Evans) could fight the winner of that." - For complete interview with Dan Henderson, visit MMAInterviews.tv
While rumors have run rampant that Stirkeforce Light Heavyweight Champion turned free agent, Dan Henderson, would challenge Middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva in his octagon return, Hendo appears to have "bigger" fish to fry - approximately 20-pounds bigger. According to Henderson, his sights are set firmly on the UFC's 205-pound strap.
After failing to come to terms with the UFC on a contract extension, Henderson jumped ship to sign with Strikeforce in 2009. Though he stumbled in his Welterweight debut with the promotion, the veteran quickly rebounded at Light Heavyweight and has since reeled-off three consecutive knockout wins, including a March victory over Rafael Cavalcante to take the division title. Now 5-1 in his last six outings, Henderson looks to unify that gold with the UFC's, but says that he isn't really interested in waiting in line. So what's the word LowKick'ers? Does Hendo deserve to leap-frog Rashad Evans and the rest of the hungry pack at 205 or should he have to prove his worth against a contender first?