There’s nothing left to be said about Dan Henderson that hasn’t already been remixed and free-styled by Mauro Ranallo in a Strikeforce broadcast. The dude had an amazing year and currently sits in the #1 contender position for either the middleweight or light heavyweight championship (assuming an existing contender succumbs to injury and pulls out of their respective title fight). Hendo was my nomination for Frate Trane of the year, and if he doesn’t win, I will knock over this neatly-folded pile of laundry on my sofa. Eventually, I’ll pick it up and put it in the closet, but for at least a short while, my apartment will be covered in t-shirts and ankle socks if Hendo doesn’t win that category.
According to Bleacher Report, the more likely target is Anderson Silva, who’s presently out of action with an injury, but Dan Henderson questions the validity of that injury and reached deep into a mysterious bag of Chael Sonnen quotes to pull out this one while talking about Bisping vs. Mayhem.
“Looked like one guy hadn’t fought in a long time & the other guy cut too much weight. Kinda like the JV team. Not hating. Just not a great night for either guy–weren’t there physically so they looked more like TUF cast than coaches. All the ‘injuries’ that keep Anderson from a rematch w/ me or Chael will heal real fast if they offer Bisping to him.”
This year’s MiddleEasy awards probably should have a “Who said the gnarliest insults about Anderson Silva” category, but it’s hard to imagine anyone could top Chael Sonnen’s 2011 campaign. 2012 is only a few weeks away, and thankfully Dan Henderson looks like he wants to make a play for next year. Pretty soon, everyone else will be questioning Anderson’s injuries after every interview, regardless of the subject matter. It’s the future, along with me re-folding stacks of laundry and struggling to find the deeper meaning of Battlefield 3’s dramatic soundtrack. [source]