Dana White Isn’t Sure What’s Next for Dan Henderson

Dan Henderson. Photo by Josh Hedges. Courtesy of Showtime Sports.

Following his war of attrition with Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in November, Dan Henderson proclaimed that he wanted a title shot and that he was content to wait for one. Fast forward to today and it has been three months since Henderson last competed, with no sign of him returning as his next fight hasn't been booked.

Rumblings of a potential showdown with Jon Jones swirled last month, and may have prompted Henderson to continue to wait, but they were quickly put to rest after Rashad Evans dominated Phil Davis and forced UFC President Dana White to hand Evans a long-awaited and much-deserved crack at Jones.

Now White doesn't know what to do with "Hendo". Via MMA Junkie:

"He doesn't want to fight Machida," White said of Henderson. "He doesn't want to wait (either). He's going to have to wait. Who does he want to fight? I mean, I don't know what to do with Dan.

"Dan's either going to have to wait for Jones and Evans or wait for Silva – or fight somebody else. It's pretty simple."

Waiting for the winner of Jones and Evans isn't too much of a stretch as they are fighting in April after all, but their next appearance likely won't be until the fall and Henderson would have been out of action for close to a year at that point.

I'm not sure if that is such a good idea at his age. If a fight against Machida doesn't interest him, a bout against Davis most certainly wouldn't. A second meeting with Rampage probably would, but that would again have Henderson waiting until the summer.

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