Dan Henderson. Photo by Tracy Lee/CombatLifestyle.com.
“I’m holding firm for what I think I deserve. If they sign me, I’ll fight who they want me to fight. Even if I get Silva now, after I beat him Marquardt would be the top contender, so I’d have to fight him next anyway. Beat him now or beat him later, it doesn’t matter. I’ll have to fight Marquardt eventually. If I was the UFC I wouldn’t waste a fight between us. It all depends on Anderson Silva. If he’s not going to fight until April, I don’t want to wait that long. But I’ll do what I have to do to fight him.”
— UFC middleweight contender Dan Henderson tells Michael David Smith of MMA FanHouse that he intends to hold out for a financially better deal than the previous one he completed with his highlight-reel knockout of Michael Bisping in July. Henderson is currently a free agent and while he wishes to stay with the UFC, negotiations between the two sides are apparently going slower than expected.
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