Dan Henderson’s Future after UFC Purchasing Strikeforce, One Fight Left on His Deal
Last Saturday Dan Henderson won Strikeforce Light Heavyweight title and this Saturday Strikeforce was bought by Zuffa, parent company of UFC. Meanwhile, Henderson has only one fight left on his deal with Strikeforce and his future doesn’t seem so bright anymore.
“It’s a little shocking. I had no idea,” Henderson said on Saturday. “I know there were rumors six months ago, but I was pretty shocked. I don’t know what to feel about it. I don’t necessarily think, it might not be the best thing for the sport. But then again, you’re going to start being able to see all these match-ups that everyone wants to see. Who knows?”
Henderson fought five bouts under UFC banner, the last was in 2009, famous knockout of Bisping.
After his latest win in Strikeforce Henderson sounded optimistic about his future but now he is not sure how things will go. He has only one fight left on his deal with Strikeforce.
“I had no plans of leaving, but I don’t know what this is going to do those plans, but I have one fight left on my deal and we’ll see what happens,” Henderson stated.
Dana White pointed out that Strikeforce would continue it’s business as usual and CEO Scott Coker is left with the same responsibilities but Henderson seems to be open to fighting under both banners:
“Of course,” Henderson answered when prompted about fighting for White and the UFC again. “I’ve never said anything bad about them. I always appreciated everything they’ve done for me and for the sport. It’s just I was paid more money to go elsewhere, and that’s what I did. Dana’s the type that needs to talk a little smack if he doesn’t get his way, but I’ve got no hard feelings about anything.”
According to: MMAWeekly
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