It turns out Dan Henderson doesn’t want to wait to fight the Jon Jones vs. Rashad Evans winner after all.
“That was never what I said or anything. I don’t know who said that, but it wasn’t me. My thoughts were I was waiting to see what happened with Rashad [Evans] and Phil Davis. That was the only thing I was going to wait for.”
He may not want to sit on the sidelines, but Hendo also realizes the problem with wanting to fight. There’s really no one to fight that makes sense.
“Obviously you can’t guarantee that nobody gets hurt. I don’t know what the plan is, but I’d fight whoever it is they think would be a good match-up. The problem is there’s really nobody right now who fits the bill for a title contention fight, that would make sense to fight me. I don’t know. Maybe I’d fight at a different weight class. I don’t know if they see anybody at heavyweight that would make sense? But I would prefer to fight someone in April or May.”
The reporter asked Hendo if he would be interested in fighting the Rampage Jackson vs. Ryan Bader winner. Hendo showed interest in it, but wasn’t sure if the timing would work out.
It’s an idea, but fighting at a different weight class probably makes more sense at this point. The last thing the UFC wants to do is risk eliminating Hendo from light heavyweight title contention right now.
Any ideas who Hendo should fight?
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