Dan Henderson is currently in a negotiation period with Zuffa following the expiration of his contract with Strikeforce.
The current light heavyweight champion is also coming off a TKO victory against Fedor Emelianenko, and feels that a fight with the UFC light heavyweight champion makes perfect sense.
“I’m ready to fight, and I think I’m a valuable asset to make some money with also, and they know that,” Henderson said. “I’m not worried about what’s going to happen. I’d like to try and fight in December.
“It will probably come down to money, but it’s coming from the same people, so it’s a matter of where they’re going to make the most money off of me as well, and to be able to pay what I’m getting paid, they need to be making money as well.”
Henderson (28-8) is no stranger to unification bouts, as he fought in two of them after coming over from Pride FC to the UFC. He lost both his middleweight and light heavyweight titles to Anderson Silva and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson.
UFC President Dana White has said he plans to sit down with Henderson and discuss his future soon, something “Hendo” is ready for.
“If he’s the one I gotta talk to, I’m sure I could stare at his face for a little while,” Henderson joked. “Hopefully within the next month while I have this time off, I’d like to know what going to happen, but I’m not in a huge hurry.
“Just want to make sure the deal’s right.”