A few weeks ago, light heavyweight Dan Henderson was given the option to choose between either a title-fight at middleweight and light heavyweight for his next outing inside the Octagon. While the bulk of Henderson’s recent success has come at 205-pounds, the 41-year old icon has been itching for a rematch with Anderson Silva since his submission loss to “The Spider” four years ago and holds wins over a number of respectable 185ers.

However, as much as he wants to fight the brilliant Brazilian, “Hendo” recently revealed he’s not interested in dropping down to middleweight in order to defend the divisional title currently worn around Silva’s waist, possibly putting the match-up in jeopardy depending on how Silva fares in his upcoming defense.

“I’m not real keen on fighting 185 right now unless it’s Anderson so if Chael wins, I’d maybe still fight Anderson. Who knows,” said Henderson to Bleacher Report, showing that the belt isn’t as important to him as a feeling of redemption. Silva is currently scheduled to face Chael Sonnen at UFC 147 in June.

Henderson also added he’d prefer to face Jon Jones rather than Rashad Evans, citing the light heavyweight champ’s style as being a better match-up for him than Evans’ takedown-heavy attack.


MMATraining Take: Henderson’s been pretty firm in his preference to compete at 205 for awhile. As such, there’s no reason to have him fight Silva if “The Spider” retains his title against Sonnen unless it’s at a catch-weight. Bring on Jones-Evans, I say!