Dan Henderson wants a Title Unification Bout in the UFC

Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Dan “Hendo” Henderson shared his thoughts about what’s next for him, expressing an interest in title unification bout in the UFC. Henderson currently finds himself as a free agent, after finalizing his Strikeforce contract witha TKO victory over Fedor Emelianenko at last month’s Strikeforce fight card.

But according to 41 year-old “Hendo”, this is just the beginning:

“I’m ready to fight, and I think I’m a valuable asset to make some money with also, and they know that. I’m not worried about what’s going to happen. I’d like to try and fight in December. Take another month off or so and get back to training. [...] I think the biggest fight they could promote is probably a title unification with whoever is the champ in the UFC. I think for them to utilize the best potential to make money for everybody, I think they’d have to have Rashad wait it out one more fight.”MMAWeekly.com Radio

Henderson went 3-1 in Strikeforce, losing to Jake Shields and defeating Renato Sobral, Rafael Cavalcante and Fedor Emelianenko. His record in the UFC is a little bit less impressing, 3-2, with victories over Rich Franklin, Michael Bisping, Rousimar Plahares, and losses to Anderson Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.

Dan Henderson is currently 28-8 in his Mixed Martial Arts campaign, competing since 1997.

So what do you think, LowKick’ers, what should be next for Dan Henderson? Unification bout against the winner of Jones vs. Jackson or a number one contender bout with “Suga” Rashad Evans? Or maybe Dan Henderson should stay in Strikeforce? Use your keyboard.

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25 Comments

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    Vidaros

    August 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Dan is the Man but Jones would slay him…

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    duder113

    August 18, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Rashad is due

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    HEmm0

    August 18, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I dont know why, but I would like to see Dan vs Jacare. That could be great fight.

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    Angeles0

    August 18, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Yea i like Dan but there are more fights with UFC fighters that make alot more since..i dont even think most would put him as a top 5 LH in the UFC!!!

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    Angeles0

    August 18, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    And him saying he’d bring in more money then other fights i doubt it…im sure Rashad And Jon Jones would make alot more money i mean its pretty public they dont like eachother people like that kind of tension leading up to a fight!!!

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    Anwar

    August 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Anytime someone beats Fedor, he thinks he’s invincible.
    Werdum after Fedor’s fight was loud as hell, Big foot who never talk shit before fedor’s fight called out UFC fighter right after he beats Fedor and now Hendo…

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    whitey

    August 18, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Pretty sure Dan is done cutting to 185 – unless Jacare wanted to move up.

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    nickp44

    August 18, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Like I said before, titles inherently mean nothing. Dan has not fought competition worthy of EARNING a UFC title shot. Even he has nothing to say except “I can make them a lot of money” – that’s not enough to earn a title shot.

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    Osnizzle

    August 18, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    OR have Hendo vs Rashad in the meantime

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    pound4pound

    August 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I don´t think that Hendo is in the same situation that Diaz was, I mean Diaz has defend his tittle for quite some time, you are completely right about title shots given to people that does not deserved them but in these situation makes even less sense, there are 2 great fights for Hendo in SF left, they have Mousasi, and King Mo. even Mike Kyle would be a good match for him, he is probably thinking about retirement at this point in his life so he is trying to push for the tittle shot at the UFC.

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    Ninja

    August 18, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Honestly I hate the Machida/Davis match up….would love to see Machida vs Hendo for the number one contender spot

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    DeadlyIntentions93

    August 18, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    The oldest champion fighting the youngest champion.

    I’ll take Jones by TKO or Decision.

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    MAMBA24ILL

    August 18, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Hendo vs Mousasi.

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    BigAlRIz

    August 18, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Who else talked shit after they beat Fedor? The only 3 people who actually beat Fedor called someone out. And they have a right to.

    And the whole Henderson thing. Once Rashad gets TKO’d then Henderson should be next. Great hands, great wrestling, and he has never been knocked out.

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    Warheadchief

    August 18, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I’m confident if Dan gets the shot against Jones, he has enough durability to get in there and unleash that H-Bomb on the infant Bones. The best thing Jones can do is keep his distance, but Hendo can take it.

    Rampage is gun shy. He could of TKO’d Rashad but let him recover. He won’t bring anything new to the table against Jones, just his name.

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    Ryan Ventura

    August 18, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I’d be extremely interested in a unification bout and why stop there. I’d LOVE to see them unify the Strikeforce Lightweight strap too.

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    dheff904

    August 18, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I would really like to see dan vs evans I think that would be a great matchup, but if anything he should defend his title in strikeforce and wait till rashad fights jones/jackson to come over to unify the belt.

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    kewlkory1991

    August 18, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I think dan should defend the belt in strikeforce, then decide to move to ufc, he will give a fight to anyone ufc or not

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    toxic

    August 19, 2011 at 1:15 am

    hondo doesnt have so much time left. put him against jones…. hendo is boosted up with his latest wins and both fighters a mentally strong so it would be a great matchup…

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    phacemon

    August 19, 2011 at 6:03 am

    Strikeforce LHW championship is not equivalent to UFC’s so a unification bout is unnecessary. Give him a top guy, but I don’t see him fighting for the title with less than 2 wins in the UFC LHW division.

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    Jack N. Meoff

    August 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Rematch w Rampage, after he loses to Jones.

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    Bronson007

    August 19, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Hendo is great for MMA and the sport,look forward to see him fight in the UFC again.

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    TheRealDeal

    August 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Get in line, Hendo.

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    Pride4Ever

    August 19, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    VITOR VS HENDO UFC !!!!!!! DANA PLZ

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    Rnev75

    August 25, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Agreed.

    I am not a fan of MMA Math, but it is kind of funny sometimes, though unscientific.

    Hendo (yes, bad weight cut) was dominated by Shields. Could you imagine shields in the octago nagainst JJ?

    that is funny.

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