Dan Henderson says the only guy he would cut weight to fight is Anderson Silva

Dan Henderson beat Fedor. I’m sorry to start on such a disturbing sentence, but it is pertinent. We’re talking about a man who has not only fought at middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight, but has beaten opposition right at the top of those divisions. Hendo fought at heavyweight to beat Fedor Emelianenko; he competed at light heavyweight and held the Strikeforce title as well as winning one of the greatest UFC fights against Shogun Rua. He also fought at middleweight, h-bombing Michael Bisping and defeating Rousimar Paul Harris — with his lone loss against the best of the division, Anderson Silva. While currently a light heavyweight, there has been some confusion regarding his intentions. Dana White has previously stated Dan ‘doesn’t seem too picky’ and will fight anyone at 185 lbs for the belt, even if it is Chael Sonnen. Like a determined but gluten-intolerant glutton approaching a buffet table, Dan Henderson only wants one thing at middleweight. Recently, Hendo told ESPN UK if he fights at middleweight, it will be against Anderson Silva.

“Chael lives up in Oregon but I know him real well. He was with me and Randy when we first started our team. 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.”

Dan Henderson, a man who made his name fighting in PRIDE is starting to look a lot like the GOAT by beating former legend of PRIDE. First Fedor, then Shogun, and possibly Anderson Silva if Chael Sonnen doesn’t devour his soul at UFC Brazil this summer. [Source]

Published on March 20, 2012 at 5:55 pm
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