Dana White: Dan Henderson is next in line for 205 title shotPosted on March 30, 2012, 07:05 PM by Trent Reinsmith
According to the UFC President Dana White, he has offered Dan Henderson two fights since he defeated Mauricio “Shogun” Rua at UFC 139, which took place at San Jose’s HP Pavilion. White has stated that Henderson has turned down both of those fights.
For his part Henderson has made it clear that he is only interested in a title shot, at either middleweight or light heavyweight.
Earlier this week, White announced that he would capitulate to Henderson’s desires, but made it clear that Henderson was the exception and not the rule, "Yes, Dan Henderson will get the winner of that fight (Jones vs. Evans) or the winner of the Anderson Silva fight. Dan Henderson just wants a title shot. You know, there was a lot of talk about the stuff I said. Here is the thing. I offered Dan Henderson two fights. Dan Henderson wants this fight. Normally I don't do that. Guys don't sit around and wait and pick their fights. There's been very specific cases where that has happened and it's guys who have earned it or deserved it. Dan Henderson is one of those guys. Listen, Henderson has been around forever. He is forty-something years old. He has been knocking guys out left and right and if he wants to sit around and wait for this title shot, he can do it." – for more see Heavy.com
Further Reading: Dan Henderson plans on fighting two or three more years