Dan Henderson. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Strikeforce has officially announced that they’ve signed former PRIDE middleweight and light heavyweight champion Dan Henderson to 16-month, multi-fight contract.
“I’m very happy to be a part of Strikeforce and their partnership with CBS and Showtime,” said Henderson.
“Strikeforce and its growing roster of world class talent will offer me many exciting fights and has the ability to bring many new fans from all around the world to mixed martial arts,” Henderson continued. “I am grateful to (Strikeforce Founder and CEO) Scott Coker for the opportunity to help make this happen and for treating me with utmost respect throughout our negotiations.
“I’d also like to thank Dana (White) and the UFC for the opportunities they provided me and I wish them ongoing success. I’ll continue to watch their events and I hope they’ll tune in to my fights in Strikeforce. After all, I’m a true fan of our fantastic sport and would love only to see MMA continue to grow.”
Sherdog.com is reporting that Henderson’s first bout under the Strikeforce banner could come against Strikeforce middleweight champion Jake Shields. Henderson is also being considered for bouts against Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi and Fedor Emelianenko.
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