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Dan Henderson Will Fight Anyone The UFC Offers

Dan Henderson made his return a week ago and is already prepared to step back inside the Octagon against whomever the UFC offers.

“I’d consider fighting anybody,” said Henderson when interviewed by Evan Shoman. “I just want to get back in there as soon as possible. I hated the long layoff. I want to fight any one of the top five guys and I know I’m capable of beating them.”

The layoff was for 15 months and was extended when Henderson was unable to challenge for the light heavyweight championship at UFC 151 when he went down with a knee injury. Before that, he was the first person to knockout Fedor Emelianenko and had Fight of the Year with Maurício “Shogun” Rua in November of 2011.

By losing to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157, Henderson’s four fight win streak was snapped and he lost the title of No. 1 contender. He was given a six month suspension for a possible right hand fracture, unless cleared by a doctor.

The former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion has stated in past interviews that he has a few more fights left before retiring.

Henderson is one of the oldest competitors on the UFC roster at 42-years-old.