Strikeforce CEO Scott Coker has told Fanhouse’s “MMA Hour” that they will be offering former Pride champion Dan Henderson a contract sometime this week. Strikeforce has been courting Henderson since talks between the fighter and the UFC have come to a standstill.
Although Henderson has stated his preference is to stick with the world’s largest MMA promotion, he also feels that he should get paid as well.
Because of the UFC’s unwillingness to budge on their offer to Hendo, it’s opened the door for the California-based promotion to possibly add Henderson to their growing stable of fighters.
“I think at the end of the day the fighter wants to get paid fair,” Coker said earlier today. “We’ll probably make some type of formal offer today or tomorrow.”
He did go on to say that any reports of an impending deal between the two sides would be premature but that, “there’s good dialogue going on.”