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Dan Henderson: One Fight Left on Current Deal, but Open to Working with Zuffa Again

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The announcement on Saturday that Zuffa had purchased Strikeforce sent shockwaves throughout the MMA industry. None maybe more than with the fighters currently under contract to Strikeforce who found out that now they have a new owner starting now.

Dan Henderson, who just won the Strikeforce light heavyweight title last Saturday night, was admittedly thrown back when he heard that news that his old bosses at the UFC were now taking over the company he currently fights for.

“It’s a little shocking. I had no idea,” Henderson told MMAWeekly.com on Saturday. “I know there were rumors 6 months ago, but I was pretty shocked. I don’t know what to feel about it, I don’t necessarily think, it might not be the best thing for the sport. But then again you’re going to start being able to see all these match-ups that everyone wants to see. Who knows.”

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Post #1   3/12/11 4:17:01PM   

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Another title unification bout coming for Hendo maybe.

Champions clause will probably not be applicable anymore....

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Posted by MMAcca

Another title unification bout coming for Hendo maybe.

Champions clause will probably not be applicable anymore....



I'd like to see it. Hendo vs. Shogun? Oh **** yeah.

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Hendo vs Shogun for ZUFFA's P4P LHW? Sure I'd watch that. But I think if they cross organize, they should only defend their titles in their own organizations.

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Posted by TS92turbo

Hendo vs Shogun for ZUFFA's P4P LHW? Sure I'd watch that. But I think if they cross organize, they should only defend their titles in their own organizations.



I'm pretty sure Dana wouldn't do that again. If anything it'll be Hendo coming in and challenging for the ufc title and staying there if he did win.

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Ufc has upper hand now

I think rashad evans vs hendo for next title shot

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Titles will remain seperate. I think Hendo is more marketable as a Strikeforce guy at this point anyway. If they are going to keep the Strikeforce brand for at least the next few years, they need star power.

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I think that they'll move some of less interesting but desent ufc guys over to strikeforce when their contracts are up. the goal in mind being to hype them in strikeforce, gain a following from strikeforce fans (who aren't watching ufc religioiusly) and then collapse strikeforce like they have every other organization and bring the solid guys back over. Just a thought.

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Love this. Henderson should come back to the UFC and keep fighting.

Post #9   3/13/11 4:47:09PM