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Dan Henderson Doesn’t Feel Need To ‘Redeem’ Himself By Fighting Anderson Silva

Dan Henderson is in a position to challenge for either the UFC light heavyweight or middleweight championship belt.

While most feel like Henderson will go after the light heavyweight title, many would prefer to see him rematch against Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight title.

Back in 2008, Silva earned a second round submission victory over “Hendo” at UFC 82. The bout was a unification contest for the UFC and Pride titles. As far as Henderson is concerned, going back inside the Octagon with Silva isn’t something he needs to fill successful.

“I fought (Silva) and lost awhile back and if it happens, it happens,” said Henderson, during a recent interview with Fight Hub TV. “I’m not in need of a rematch just to redeem myself. I know what I’m capable of and it would be nice to fight him when I’m having a good day and not a bad day. But, if it doesn’t happen, it doesn’t happen.”

Henderson has said the only way he would move down to 185 is to face Silva, so having to remain there as a champion doesn’t seem to interest him that much. Instead, we can likely expect to see Henderson vs. either Jon Jones or Rashad Evans after the two collide this weekend.

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