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Dan Henderson Waiting For Title Opportunity To Open Up

As far as Dan Henderson is concerned, his next fight with the UFC will come with a championship on the line. Henderson has not competed since earning a decision victory over Mauricio “Shogun” Rua last December.

“He wants a title fight,” said UFC president Dana White at the recent UFC on FOX 3 press conference (thanks to for transcribing). “He either wants Anderson Silva or whoever has the belt at 185, or the winner of (Rashad) Evans and (Jon) Jones (for the light heavyweight belt).”

Evans and Jones are slated to meet next month, while Silva and Chael Sonnen are on track to battle later this year. Henderson has held world titles in both weight classes before, but never the UFC.

“Last time I talked to Henderson, he wanted to wait to fight one of these guys for the title,” White said. “He’ll fight whoever has that belt. Dan doesn’t seem took picky.”