Following today’s UFC on FOX 1 press conference, Dana White confirmed to 5thRound.com that Dan Henderson has in fact signed an exclusive contract with the UFC and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will welcome him back to the Octagon at UFC 139 as reported yesterday.
Dana also told MMA Weekly that the upcoming heavyweight fight between Alistair Overeem and Brock Lesnar at UFC 141 will determine the next number one contender in the heavyweight division.
UFC president Dana White on Tuesday confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that not only will the two square off, but there is also a lot more than bragging rights on the line. The victor will earn a title shot against the winner of the UFC heavyweight championship fight between current titleholder Cain Velasquez and No. 1 contender Junior Dos Santos.
“I’m excited to see what Alistair Overeem has,” the UFC boss told MMAWeekly.com. “And people can yap and say whatever they want, when these guys come over to the UFC, it’s a whole other ballgame. It’s going to be a really good gauge to find out where Alistair really sits in the heavyweight division.”
Dana didn’t say if the same goes for Hendo vs. Shogun.