Dan Henderson is one of the elite fighters in all of MMA.
He has held countless championships in several different weight classes for several different organizations.
Currently, “Hendo” holds the Strikeforce light heavyweight title. And, while he has yet to defend that crown, he does have a few bouts in mind for his next fight.
“I think the biggest fight that the UFC would make money on and the fans would want to see, I would think, would be me against the winner of (Jon) Jones and Rampage (Jackson). That would be a fight to unify the titles with Strikeforce and UFC, I think that would be a good move,” said Henderson, who is currently a free agent and believed to be negotiating a return to the UFC.
Many rumors about a Henderson-Mauricio “Shogun” Rua bout, or a possible Henderson-Anderson Silva fight, have been discussed, but it would seem Henderson (28-8) is more concerned with Jones or Jackson.
“I’m not opposed to (fighting Shogun) but I think it wouldn’t be a fight that I would be excited about right now,” he said. “I think maybe if he’s got one more big win on him. I don’t know, it’s not really my place to say but I think business-wise, for the UFC, it would be the biggest thing for them, to unify the belts.”
When Henderson first entered the UFC, he was placed in unification bouts with Jackson and Silva, as they were UFC champs and he held the PRIDE titles in middleweight and light heavyweight. Henderson dropped both those fights, but quickly rebounded to win his next three before leaving for Strikeforce.
A loss to Jake Shields has been Henderson’s only hiccup in the company, as he has won three of four fights, including a TKO win over Fedor Emelianenko last month.
UFC President Dana White said about a month ago that he didn’t think Henderson could just sign with the company and jump right ahead of current No. 1 contender Rashad Evans.