Dan Henderson hasn’t fought since he was utterly dominated by fellow Olympian Daniel Cormier at UFC 173, marking his fourth loss in his last five fights and leading many fans and media members to believe it was time for him to retire.
However, “Hendo” apparently is not ready to hang up the gloves he’s worn for so many years.
Henderson stated that he wanted to fight again, and also hinted at a move back down to middleweight. He has not been successful at light heavyweight, and maybe a move down would spark one last run in the ageing veteran’s storied career.
But who would he face? Reports came yesterday (Wed., October 8, 2014) that No. 4-ranked middleweight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was interested in a “special” light heavyweight bout against “Hendo” while he waits for his coveted middleweight title shot. This is an odd suggestion from Jacare, but one Henderson may agree to if the bout is contested at middleweight:
I would be more then happy to give Jacare what he wants. Except I would do it at MW and Jan 3rd. (cont) http://t.co/9RFrGSfyLV
— Dan Henderson (@danhendo) October 9, 2014
At the opposite end of the spectrum, the surging Jacare has won seven straight fights, including four in the UFC. He was last seen submitting former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi in the main event of September 5’s UFC Fight Night 50. Souza underwent his second elbow surgery of 2014 after the fight but should be back in action in the first quarter of 2015.
Does this fight make any sense at all? Does it even interest you?