Monday, March 19, 2012

Dan Henderson Would Only Drop To Middleweight If The UFC Offered Him Anderson Silva

Former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson (29-8) is in one of those very rare positions of being a top level competitor across two weight classes.
Currently, Henderson is waiting his turn at the UFC light heavyweight strap and will meet the winner of next months Jon Jones versus Rashad Evans title bout.
Despite being 41-years old, Henderson doesn’t feel the itch that a few former No. 1 contenders have felt in the past including Evans and former top lightweight Anthony Pettis.
It’s certain that the UFC has tried to tempt him with other interesting fights, at light heavyweight or even middleweight.
Henderson wants it made clear that he is waiting for a chance to capture UFC gold, and that if he does fight at middleweight it better be against Anderson Silva for the 185-lbs strap.
“I don’t have any real desire to fight at middleweight. The only guy I’d cut weight for is Anderson Silva, win or lose that could still happen.
“But it’s not high up on my list at all. Silva’s the only guy I’d cut weight for. I’ve got the light-heavyweight thing in my mind and that’s it. I’d fight Anderson Silva but I’m only interested in the UFC light-heavyweight title right now.”
The two legends fought back in 2008 at UFC 82 to unify the UFC and PRIDE middleweight titles. Silva would end the match with a second round rear-naked choke.
Currently Henderson is on a four fight win streak and is 7-1 in his last eight bouts. His last win came in November at UFC 139 in one of the best fights inside the Octagon as he earned a unanimous decision over Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua at the San Jose event.